Florida novelist John Jakes and his wife, Rachel, this week donated $2 million to Mayo Clinic Florida.
Jakes, a Sarasota resident and author of 18 New York Times best-sellers, credits Mayo Clinic doctors with saving his life. The Jakeses are longtime patients of Mayo Clinic Florida.
“Mayo Clinic has become a vital part of our lives since we first visited in 1990,” John Jakes said.
Dr. William Rupp, CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida, said the donation is “especially important given the challenging nature of the health care economy.”
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