The following was issued on WWE.com.
John Cena surpasses Make-A-Wish goal with Delta
Thanks to help from the WWE Universe, Delta and NASCAR’s Carl Edwards, John Cena has surpassed his goal of raising 3 million Delta frequent flyer miles for Make-A-Wish Foundation by the end of 2010.
After a generous donation by Edwards, as well as a contribution of an extra 1 million miles by Cena, 4.2 million miles (and counting) will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation!
“We did it. We hit the 1 million mile mark in donations of Delta frequent flyer miles with the help of my good friend, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, who donated his Delta miles to put us over the top,” Cena said. “It is a true credit to the WWE Universe that during this holiday season everyone was willing to give something back.”
Cena has been a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2004. He recently granted his 200th wish, a milestone that was featured on CBS’ The Talk. He earned the foundation’s highest honor, the Chris Greicius Award, at WrestleMania XXVI in Phoenix. He was also named Wish Ambassador at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in Houston.
“The drive to 1 million Delta frequent flier miles began on Monday Night Raw. It continued on The Talk on CBS, and Mr. 99, Carl Edwards, finished the race for us,” Cena explained. “I am proud of everyone that donated their Delta frequent flyer miles and I’ll continue to do my part to bring smiles to kids’ faces in 2011.”
Not only did the WWE Universe respond by donating Delta frequent flyer miles. Additionally, WWE fans generously responded through a text-to-donate campaign, raising an extra $14,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Nearly 70 percent of our wishes involve travel. That makes donating Delta SkyMiles a very meaningful but easy way to be part of the Make-A-Wish mission,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer.
“We’re grateful for all that WWE, Delta Air Lines and Superstar John Cena have done to encourage supporters to donate their SkyMiles and become part of a wish kid’s life-changing experience,.” Williams continued. “Many thanks to Delta and John Cena for matching those donations to bring us a much-needed four million Delta SkyMiles!”
For more information of if you’d like to donate, visit wwe.com/johncenawish.