Jerry and Gene Jones donates $7.5 million for cancer facility

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Yes, it’s easy for billionaires to donate millions. But plenty of billionaires don’t. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did.

Via the Dallas Morning News, Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene, donated $7.5 million toward the construction of an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Dallas. The facility is, essentially, a Ronald McDonald House for adult cancer patients and their families/caregivers.

On Tuesday, the Joneses will turn a ceremonial shovel on the building that will bear the Gene and Jerry Jones family name.

The $25 million facility will consist of four stories and 40,000 square feet, and it will include 50 private guest suites, along with common living areas, a dining room, a pantry, laundry facilities, a library, a meditation room, and an outdoor healing garden.

Here’s hoping that the decision of Jerry and Gene Jones to peel off $7.5 million — which is still $7.5 million no matter how much money anyone has — will inspire others who read this to do the same.