John Cena, WWE superstar, on being an unlikely grand marshal for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in D.C.

May 10, 2014 8:24 PM

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John Cena, WWE superstar, on being an unlikely grand marshal for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in D.C.

John Cena might seem like an odd choice as Grand Marshal for Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in D.C. But the professional wrestling superstar, who is arguably the most recognizable face currently in WWE, has become one of the biggest proponents of breast cancer awareness. When Cena isn’t grappling in the ring — and drawing equal number of cheers and jeers as a golden boy that some fans love and others love to hate — he is frequently found supporting charitable causes. Before he came to D.C., we chatted about how he got involved, with the Komen Foundation and going pink, how he keeps himself healthy and if his status with the fans ever affects his outside-the-ring endeavors.

Believe it or not I got involved with Susan G. Komen because of my brother. He was diagnosed with a stage 3 tumor virtually out of the blue. The tumor was inoperable but because it was detected early he was able to manage it. He’s back to living a normal life. So when someone in my family had been c...

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