WESTPORT, Conn. — WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon was the Grand Marshall for the 2016 Race for the Cure Fairfield County at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park in Connecticut on May 7.
Along with Stephanie, Team WWE took part in the Race for the Cure with Susan G. Komen Southern New England, which is a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk celebrating its fourth anniversary in 2016. WWE employee volunteers helped set up the race during a Day of Service the day before the Race. Visit the Team WWE page to show your support.
Stephanie and Team WWE's participation at the Race continues a history of success between Komen and WWE in raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership launched in 2012 and has generated more than $1.6 million for Komen to date. Thanks in large part to Race for the Cure events in Connecticut, Komen has funded $12 million for community grants providing education, screening, treatment and patient navigation, and $7 million for national breast cancer research.
Other notable guests at the Race for the Cure were Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe, as well as ABC Channel 8 News anchor Renee Chimel who is also the Honorary Chair of the Race.
WWE and Susan G. Komen are continuing their partnership to help fight breast cancer with the “Share Your Story” campaign in 2016. WWE and Komen will select three winners to receive an ultimate WWE experience at SummerSlam, and be featured in the 2016 PSA during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Enter to win and read the contest rules at www.Komen.org/WWE. The contest runs through May 27.