Stephanie McMahon, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE and its fans are strong supporters of pediatric cancer research. Stephanie and Paul became passionate about pediatric cancer research, when they met WWE fan Connor Michalek. Connor, 8, was battling medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. Connor formed a special connection with Stephanie and Paul and many WWE Superstars and Divas. When Connor lost his battle with medulloblastoma in April 2014, Stephanie and Paul decided to honor him by creating Connor’s Cure, a fund at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The new partnership will expand Connor’s Cure outside of Children’s Foundation and support top research centers and hospitals nationwide. To date, Connor’s Cure has raised nearly $3 million and assisted more than 500 families around the world.
As a result of the partnership, funds raised by WWE support Connor’s Cure through The V Foundation’s grant-making process. The V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of world-class physicians and research scientists, vets and awards top-rated grant proposals from the nation’s leading medical facilities. In addition, funding will continue to support the research being done at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Also, check out Connor's Cure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.