DeAngelo Williams pays for 53 mammograms to honor mom, who died of breast cancer.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams declared this month that his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, will cover the expense of 53 mammograms at hospitals situated in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.
Williams is a staunch supporter of breast cancer awareness. In 2014, Williams’ mother, Sandra Hill, died after battling with breast cancer. She was just 53 years old. He also lost his four aunts to the disorder, but not before directing push to enable NFL players to wear pink cleats throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Williams was promptly told no by the vice president of NFL. This statement was later issued by the NFL.
“There is a long-standing policy for all players regarding uniforms that is league-wide for all 32 teams. The league works with the clubs and players to raise awareness collectively for breast cancer during the month of October.”