• WWE announces cancer research funding through Pittsburgh's Connor's Cure

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    PITTSBURGH - Officials from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. were in Pittsburgh Monday to announce a multi-year partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to support cancer research nationally through funds raised by Connor’s Cure.

    Connor’s Cure is a fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation that was established by WWE officials in honor of 8-year-old fan Connor Michalek, who was a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. 

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    "I think it's incredible, the ability to reach even further with The V Foundation. There is nothing in my life that I have done that's more important than this,” WWE star Daniel Bryan said.

    Michalek battled medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. WPXI-TV Pittsburgh first introduced Connor when he, with the help of his loving parents, posted a video of Connor asking for a chance to meet Bryan.

    It was shared widely and within days, the WWE responded to Connor’s video.  Just weeks later, Connor met his hero. The pair formed a friendship and bond that carried on, up until the final weeks of Connor’s life.

    As a result of the new partnership, funds raised by WWE will support Connor’s Cure through The V Foundation’s grant-making process. In addition, funding will continue to support the research being done at Children’s Hospital.

    To read more about Connor’s Cure, and to make a donation, CLICK HERE.

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