Stephanie McMahon and WWE to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
STAMFORD, Conn. — Connor Michalek left a special mark in WWE. WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon met the 8-year-old superfan at the 2014 Royal Rumble in Connor’s hometown Pittsburgh, and she could never forget their heart-warming meeting.
To show support for “Connor the Crusher,” WWE raised awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month throughout September wtih a special campaign. McMahon turned her social media profiles gold, the internationally recognized color for childhood cancer awareness, and proudly displayed gold ribbons to show her support for finding a cure. Before the campgain kicked off Sept. 1, McMahon published an article on Huffington Post Aug. 28 about Connor’s lasting effect on her.
In June 2014, McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque formed Connor’s Cure fund through Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in honor of memory. WWE auctioned a variety memorabilia, like Stephanie McMahon’s SummerSlam gear and the WWE logo from Triple H’s office, in September to benefit Connor’s Cure.
Net proceeds from all Stephanie McMahon Authentic T-shirts will be donated to Connor’s Cure.