Oct 22, 2012
WWE's John Cena Awarded For Charity Work
By Ben York
Posted: Oct. 23, 2012
On January 27, 2013 at US Airways Center, John Cena will be fiercely battling fellow WWE superstars from RAW and SmackDown as they begin their journey to WrestleMania in the Rumble match.
However, outside of the ring, Cena has been helping children fight their own health battles for nearly a decade now.
The WWE star has been a huge advocate and champion of the Make-A-Wish Foundation -- a non-profit organization that gives hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the fulfillment of "Wishes."
Started in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer, the organization has become a worldwide phenomenon reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
In fact, Cena was recently honored in Glendale, AZ on October 18, 2012 by the foundation for granting more wishes (over 300 and counting) than anyone else in Make-A-Wish history.
Check out the video above from WWE detailing his special 300th "Wish" on Good Morning America, and read more about the prestigious honor for his volunteer work below.
- WWE: "John Cena receives first-ever 300th Wish Award"
- Yahoo! Sports: "John Cena honored by Make-A-Wish at recent awards ceremony"
- KTAR (Phoenix): "WWE star's generosity earns Make-A-Wish award"