John Cena Honored By Make-A-Wish With First-Ever 300th Wish Award

john-cena-ses-4

WWE issued the following press release today:

For Immediate Release

WWE(r) SUPERSTAR (r) HONORED BY MAKE-A-WISH(r) WITH FIRST-EVER 300TH WISH AWARD

STAMFORD, Conn., October 22, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced today that WWE Superstar, John Cena, was honored by Make-A-Wish last week at their “Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony” for being the only celebrity to reach the record-breaking milestone of fulfilling 300 wishes.

Cena became the first recipient of the 300th Wish Award at the annual Make-A-Wish awards ceremony in Glendale, AZ. His award was presented by wish mom Judith Harrison, whose late son Justin was the second wish child Cena ever met, before an audience of hundreds of Make-A Wish national and chapter staff, volunteer leaders, and wish families.

“WWE Superstar John Cena is a champion in the ring and a champion for Make-A-Wish and wish kids across the world,” said David A. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. “Even in the face of a hectic travel schedule, the physical demands of his job and countless requests for his time, John’s commitment to creating life-changing wish experiences for each and every wish kid requesting to meet him has never wavered. He is an amazing wish granter and a great friend of Make-A-Wish.”

“I can think of no greater honor than someone who can have any wish they want in the world, yet they choose to spend their time with me,” said Cena. “I will continue to grant wishes as long as there are children who request me. I am proud to be a part of WWE’s long standing alliance with Make-A-Wish.”

Cena set a Make-A-Wish record this June by granting his 300th wish to Jonathan Littman, 7, an honor that was also celebrated on ABC’s Good Morning America. Cena has been personally granting wishes for more than eight years, and during the course of WWE’s 25-year alliance with Make-A-Wish, the company and its Superstars have granted more than 4,000 wishes.

About WWE’S Corporate Social Responsibility
WWE’s global community outreach addresses important social issues, including education, diversity and inclusion, military support and fulfilling wishes and dreams. WWE and its Superstars and Divas support a wide range of programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children and families worldwide, including the “Be a STAR” anti-bullying campaign, WrestleMania Reading Challenge, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Make-A-Wish, WWE Tribute to the Troops and many more. For more information log onto http://www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/wweinyourcorner.

About WWE:
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Backstage News Behind John Cena’s Early WWE In-Ring Return

  • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

    John should go as Jesus for Halloween and not even dress up.

    • Guest

      He couldn’t go as Jesus. Cena would never job and get on the Cross.

      • Fighter

        Oh so Cena failed to job at Summer Slam against Daniel Bryan? That match could have gone a whole lot different and you smart fans would be on here complaining still up till today.

  • omega riddler

    Love him or hate him, you have to respect that achievement.

  • Jamie

    Like he has a choice…

    • Thomas

      Of course he does. Just like you have a choice to post your irrelevant opinion on SEScoops

      • Jamie

        No he doesn’t, it’s his job and gets paid millions to do so, WWE does this to make the company look good, same with the Susan G Scam campaign.

        • NOACH

          Jamie, I don’t think anyone will be requesting you anytime soon.

  • God’s Diamond

    This is why john cena deserves to be the face of wwe. But we as fans deserve a more entertaining character

  • lunchbox87

    Respect to him,but its not like other stars don’t do make a wish also. Highlight those guys too

    • Noach

      The WWE does highlight when other grants wishes. Cena is just the most requested by a mile. They did a nice feature on AJ when she granted a wish a few months back. Come to think of it, if I had a wish, I thing AJ and Kaitlyn would be involved.

  • MOON CENA

    .. RESPECT .. THATT HATERS ! ..

  • in my a$$

    I hope one of these kids wish cena would retire

  • kenneth

    John Cena can you please grant me this one wish.can you disappear from my tv screen for 45 years.you should be in a old folks home around that time.:-)

  • ballz

    congrats hate to love him, but the man is got my respect. great story