John Cena gives back again.
In a partnership with FitOps, a non-profit organization working to end veteran suicide through fitness, John Cena helped raise $1 million. To add to the total, Cena matched the donation with a $1 million donation of his own.
“The numbers are alarming, and this is a very difficult conversation,” said Cena in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “We have messed up. It’s time to make things right. And there is no perfect answer, but I’m more than willing to try. I was hit pretty hard by the hard data about veterans committing suicide. These are people I look up to and respect, and to learn that nearly 20 veterans a day are killing themselves, that means the system is lacking in some way. It’s not a flattering conversation, but it needs to be out in the open so we can address the issue. When I was hit with that information, especially concerning vets aged 30 and younger killing themselves, my immediate goal was to help. For me, it’s important to let the people in the armed services know they stand above politics. They demand my respect. They’re my heroes, and that’s why I’m taking action with FitOps.”
Cena previously donated $500,000 to Los Angeles Fire Department and California Fire Foundation to help first responders battle the California wildfires.