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John Cena Drags Jet For Charity

Published on May 11th, 2016 | Updated on May 17th, 2016 | By FanFest

John Cena has proven that he is one tough cookie, but is he tough enough to face a jet?

To raise money for the American Cancer Society, Cena participated in the Atlanta Airport’s Seventh Annual Jet Drag. He and a team pulled a 167,000 pound jet 20 feet.

Each year, participants form groups to play tug of war with jets.

The idea for this came from Delta Airlines, manager of maintenance, Terry Waldrop.

“The motivation was for my father…We just lost him last year. He got cancer in 1997.”Waldrop continued.
“When we were celebrating his five year anniversary of survivorship, not a month later I had to call and tell them I got cancer. So, I got involved with fundraising activities all my life… With the American Cancer Society here with Delta.”

This year the Delta Jet Drag raised over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society, bringing the grand total to $1 million for 2016.

David Roush participated on Cena’s team this year, he lost his 17 year old daughter to cancer five years ago. He competed to “remember her and put on the fight so that no other parent or no one else has to hear those terrible words, ‘I’m sorry, you have cancer.'”

Cena may be strong, but that doesn’t compare to the strength of those affected by cancer. For more information or to donate, you can head on over to


source: Today News

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