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Cena wins ‘Social Good Champion’ Mashable Award
Raw Superstar John Cena was presented with the Most Influential Social Good Champion award, presented by Yahoo!, at the fourth annual Mashable Awards Jan. 6, at the 2011 International CES® conference in Las Vegas.
The Mashable Awards recognize the year’s best of tech and the web as voted by the Mashable community who cast more than 1.3 million nominations and votes in 25 categories including "Best New Gadget," "Best Music Discovery Service" and "Must-Follow Brand,” among others.
Cena was nominated for the award for his charity efforts with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cena fulfilled his 200th wish for Make-A-Wish in December, and helped to raise more than 4 million donated Delta SkyMiles to help with Make-A-Wish’s travel needs.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but this isn’t about me. It’s about giving kids a chance to smile again and receive attention for something other than their medical condition,” Cena said recently about Make-A-Wish. “They just want to be treated like normal kids, and anytime I can help them enjoy their moment and feel hope, I’ll be there.”
“What stands out about John is his enthusiasm for meeting kids virtually anytime, anywhere,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “It’s really a testament to his desire to make every wish experience unique for the kids, to bring them the joy they deserve and to make them feel like they’re the Superstar. We thank John for his remarkable dedication to our mission and look forward to him granting many, many more wishes.”
Overall, WWE has granted more than 3,500 wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the past 25 years.
For more on the Mashable Awards, click here.
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