STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stephanie McMahon, chief brand officer at the Stamford-based WWE, will serve as the grand marshal at the 2016 Race for the Cure Fairfield County to benefit the cancer-fighting efforts of Susan G. Komen Southern New England.
The 4th annual event will be Saturday, May 7, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
WWE began its partnership with Susan G. Komen in 2012 and has since raised $1.6 million to support the organization’s mission to end breast cancer forever, according to a press release. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.
WWE’s global headquarters are in Stamford. McMahon, a lifelong Connecticut resident, is especially committed to the mission as her mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor.
“Breast cancer is a devastating disease that impacts families all around the world,” McMahon said in a press release. “With WWE’s global headquarters here in Connecticut, I am proud to serve as grand marshal at the 2016 Race for the Cure Fairfield County and continue to raise awareness and help fund life-saving research to support those living with breast cancer today.”
Race for the Cure is the signature fundraising event for Susan G. Komen. The race includes a certified 5K run and 5K walk. Survivors are encouraged to join Komen Southern New England at the survivor breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the survivor procession.
Seventy-five percent of Komen Southern New England’s net proceeds support local breast cancer programs across Connecticut and the remaining 25 percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for the disease.
For more information about Komen Southern New England’s mission, to register for the Race for the Cure or to make a donation, visit KomenSouthernNewEngland.org.