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Jaguars honor Edith Perez, M.D.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars presented Edith A. Perez, M.D. with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Dr. Perez was presented with her award when the Jags faced the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend.

Dr. Perez is Deputy Director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida. Perez also serves as Director of the Breast Program and is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Medical School. Perez is a cancer specialist and an internationally known translational researcher. Her roles extend nationally, including chairing the Breast Committee for the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, as well as other positions within the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Perez has developed, and is involved in, a wide range of clinical trials exploring the use of new therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. She has also developed studies to evaluate the role of genetic markers in the development and aggressiveness of breast cancer.

The NFL and Bud Light teamed up to present Hispanic Leadership awards to recognize Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.

Dr. Perez has chosen the Donna Foundation to receive this donation. The Donna Foundation assists women in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and experiencing financial difficulty.

The Good in Sports salutes the Jacksonville Jaguars for recognizing those who work to make a difference in their community!

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