TAMPA — Moffitt Cancer Center has appointed Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones to its national board of advisors, a group that counsels the Tampa-based cancer fighter and works as its ambassador.
Jones, a member of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, joins 36 other prominent figures from throughout the nation on Moffitt’s board.
“Jerry is a legend in the sports community,” says Bob Griese, chair of Moffitt’s advisory board and himself a former Hall of Fame quarterback with the Miami Dolphins.
“I’m excited that he has agreed to join our board and I know that he will bring a unique perspective to our discussions.”
In addition to owning the Cowboys, one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, Jones was instrumental in formulating the concept for, and the design and construction of, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the team’s home field.
Today, the stadium is “recognized internationally as perhaps the most spectacular and state-of-the-art sports stadium in the world,” Moffitt notes in the statement.
Jones’ background also has led to expertise in marketing, corporate sponsorships, labor negotiations, television production and community service.
Moffitt is one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, which recognizes scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research and robust training and education.
Moffitt also has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top cancer facilities in the nation since 1999.