John Cena talks effort to help veterans returning from combat keep from committing suicide

WWE star John Cena is sharing how he is giving back to American veterans.

Taking with TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, the grappler said he and FitOps Foundation, sponsored through Performix, would match all donations until Veterans Day up to $1 million to help veterans returning from combat and keep them from committing suicide.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Every day, 20 U.S. military veterans commit suicide. Why? We believe that the loss of purpose plays a big role. Leaving the military is hard, often because of the incredible pride and purpose our men and women feel while serving others. Often when they lose their purpose, they lose themselves. . @performix and @fitops_foundation is here to change that. For two years @matt_hesse has quietly built and launched a foundation to change that number from 20 to zero; and now we have help – big help – in @johncena. . From now until Veteran’s Day (11/11) @performix and @fitops_foundation partner @johncena has pledged to match all donations to FitOps up to $1M. FitOps is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our veterans and active duty members apply the skills they learned in the military to become top personal trainers around the country. We want to help our veterans find new purpose as personal trainers. . If you’d like to support FitOps, please visit the link in our bio and make a donation, we need your help! Welcome to the fight. . . #FitOps #VeteransDay #NonProfit #Fitness #personaltrainers #workout #giving #johncena #support ___________________________________________________

A post shared by FitOps Foundation (@fitops_foundation) on

FitOps helps veterans find new purpose as personal trainers.


WWE star John Cena, center, said he and FitOps Foundation, sponsored through Performix, would match all donations until Veterans Day up to $1 million to help veterans returning from combat and keep them from committing suicide. FitOps was founded by Matt Hesse, the CEO of Performix and an Army veteran, far right. (FitOps Foundation)

It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to helping former active duty members apply the skills they learned in the military in civilian life.

FitOps was founded by Matt Hesse, the CEO of Performix and an Army veteran.

“Today, there is not adequate infrastructure or services to help veterans transition to civilian life from military service,” Hesse told Fox News.

“The donations we raise will make an enormous difference – with it, we will be able to reach more veterans – offering training, education, counseling, support and mentorship,” added Hesse. “Veterans exiting service face unbelievable challenges that most of the civilian world doesn’t understand: a loss of sense of purpose and mission, daily drive, routine and being part of a larger mission and team. This is what we aim to replace through the FitOps program.”

Rebecca M | BNN News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

Trump campaign drops more than $1 million on Facebook ads in counter impeachment push

Tue Oct 1 , 2019
The Trump campaign is spending millions to push counter impeachment messaging — dropping more than $1 million on Facebook last week as House Democrats moved forward with their inquiry. As President Donald Trump faced criticism last week over a July phone call with Ukraine, which led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]