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Dec 21st

DeSean Jackson honors father with work off the field

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deseanDeSean Jackson has made some outstanding plays as a wide receiver and punt returner for the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson has been recognized for his talents with a trip to the Pro Bowl.

However, he was honored for his work off the field recently by Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who saluted Jackson for his campaign in raising awareness and his battle against pancreatic cancer.

Jackson and his mother, Gayle Jackson, started the DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. In 2009, DeSean’s father, Bill, died from pancreatic cancer.

The foundation was put together to fight this deadly disease. Jones presented Jackson with a resolution in the Mayor’s Reception room at city hall. Mayor Michael Nutter and Congressman Chaka Fattah joined him at the ceremony.

“You honor your father by what you do,” Jones said. “This foundation is doing the right thing in his memory. The DeSean Jackson Foundation was launched in 2009 as a foundation to raising funds and awareness for this devastating disease. DeSean’s talent and dedication on the field has become a part of the solution to end pancreatic cancer.”

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