WWE: Connor's Cure raises over half a million dollars

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For any fan of WWE, Connor Michalek is a name which will live long in their memory as the industry lost one of its most devoted fans last year.

Connor Michalek was just 8-years-old when he passed away in April of last year, and proved himself to be one of WWE's biggest fans before meeting several big names of WWE including the likes of Daniel Bryan and Triple H, his biggest fans too.

Admirable award

Following his passing, Michalek was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in an incredibly moving decision by WWE which saw him receive the inaugural Warrior award in homage to the Ultimate Warrior, who also passed away last year.

Connor epitomised the strength of the bond which WWE has with its fans and with this in mind, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon proceeded to set up the Connor's Cure charity in his honour.

The charity was created in order to fund paediatric brain and spinal cancer research in connection with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

Members of the public, both within the WWE Universe and not, have been encouraged to donate to Connor's Cure by means of such acts as purchasing a Connor's Cure bracelet to enable more lives to be saved and treatment to be carried out.

Recently, WWE's Chief Brand Officer and co-founder of the charity, revealed that there were 62 children who were suffering with brain difficulties that were participating in clinical trials as a result of the donations made to Connor's Cure.

As if this touching announcement did not already prove the difference the charity has made in its opening year, McMahon also revealed today that the charity had raised over a staggering $500 dollars while providing aid to 30 families in just one year.

WWE is well-known for its commitment to a number of charities and the idea of Connor's Cure alone demonstrates the importance of fans to the company.

Devoted charity work 

The success Connor's Cure has already had will doubtlessly continue for a considerable amount of time to come, as has been reflected in the work the business has carried out for other organisations such as the Make A Wish Foundation.

This is another admirable charity which enables young people between the ages of three and 17 who are battling life-threatening illnesses the chance to have a wish of their choice granted.

It is extremely touching to see the affect which having any of these children meet their WWE idol has, which underlines the emotional connection WWE has with its fans all over the world.

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