Jack Morris is a modest man who sees himself as a kid from Highland Park who’s done good.
Thursday’s announcement that his name will adorn the state’s first free-standing cancer center, however, is a great source of pride for his parents.
Being able to drive across the Albany Street bridge, look up and gaze at The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center left Gloria and Ray Morris speechless at Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony on Somerset Street.
“Right now, I can’t even comprehend it,” Gloria said. “But what’s really amazing is how many people he’ll be helping and how many people the hospital will be helping.”
Morris has been a driving force in almost every part of the $750 million project, which boasts as its centerpiece a 12-story hospital that will provide 519,000 square feet of state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge research.