The Make-A-Wish Foundation Honors John Cena & WWE With WWE-Themed Conference Room

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- The following came across the wires today:

PHOENIX, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the Make-A-Wish Foundation honored WWE Superstar John Cena and WWE for their contributions to wish kids by dedicating a WWE-themed conference room in the charity's global headquarters.

John Cena is on pace to grant 300 wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions, making him the first celebrity wish granter ever to reach that lofty goal. In 2009, John Cena received the Foundation's "Chris Greicius Award" for his outstanding efforts on behalf of wish kids.

Recently, John Cena teamed up with Post Foods to prominently display the Make-A-Wish Foundation alongside his image on newly designed boxes of Post Fruity Pebbles Cereal, which are available nationwide through March.

WWE and WWE Superstars have been granting wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 30 years and have donated a significant amount of funds to help cover costs associated with many of those wishes. In addition to John Cena, WWE and its talent have received the "Chris Greicius Award" award four additional times.

"WWE wishes have been popular since early in the Foundation's history and we are proud to count the WWE and its Superstars as longtime supporters," said David Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. "John Cena's commitment to our mission and his connection with our wish kids make him one of our best wish ambassadors. We are grateful for everything John and WWE have done, and we look forward to them granting many more wishes in the future."

John Cena continues to be one of the most frequently requested celebrity wishes. Tonight, John Cena is scheduled to grant two wishes at WWE Monday Night Raw(R) at US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.

  • kevin

    You know I hate john cena not a fan at all, but what he has done for kids and the troops he has earned my respect.

  • Ego Trip

    That is exactly why the WWE will only tweek Cena's character and not turn him heel. You can't buy that type of endorsement and marketing.

  • WNW Fan

    Love him or hate him, you gotta respect Cena for his wishes he grants. Putting a smile on a childs face is worth more than any storyline or bottom line merchandise sales figure. I applaud him for granting wishes and truly hopes he never stops being humble and appreciative to kids in this mixed up world of ours. They mean more than peoples opinion of John. God Bless him for doing what he does with make-a-wish.

  • tone

    love him or hate him (which I do)…. that is pretty cool.

  • Logan_Walker

    There Going to Have to Tweek His Charature in the next Months if Not Weeks To Becuase as The Road To WM hes going to be a Heel Against The Rock

    • david_c

      What he does outside of the weekly showings is really quite a feat.

      I don’t seewhy everyone rags on John for taking what he’s given and ru nning with it. The ones to blame are the writers for never allowing the guy to showcase John Cena as anything more than the 5 trick pony.
      Imagine how it must feel to hve peoplea spuing genuine hate all because the people behind you wont let you evolve into something more well rounded.

  • Dave L

    This is just another reason why they will not be turning Cena Heel, A "bad" character does not grant wishes.

  • Chopper

    Amazing what cena does for the kids i don’t think turning him heel will effect his role with this charity, if he does turn heel for WM then he will be face right after he beats the rock as the rock will not be in WWE after WM.

  • Yuri

    I respect wwe and john and all fro doing this but it looks like the PG era will never go away:(

  • Matt

    All storylines aside, it's things like that that will always have a huge amount of respect for John Cena. Just seeing him put smiles on those kids faces makes me feel so good and inspired to help.

  • Jaryd

    To me this is the main problem. Obviously the actual reason they won't fire on a heel turn is the money he brings in for WWE, but on a personal level I don't know if I think it's worth jepoardising this great work he does with MAWF for and the happiness he brings those unfortunate children.