In the fight against cancer there are no villains, but there certainly are heroes.
Take, for example, the heroes who are fighting battles against the disease all over the world, take the heroes that are working tirelessly in research to find a cure or prevention, take the heroes that give their time and money to raise awareness.
In any case, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is a hero. Through the DeAngelo Williams Foundation, he’s been covering the cost of mammogram screenings for woman since 2015.
Former football player DeAngelo Williams is a staunch supporter of breast cancer awareness. In 2014, his mother died of breast cancer and he also lost four aunts to the disease. Now, he’s covered the cost of over 500 mammograms through his nonprofit.https://t.co/yNIdD2B0km
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Since 2015, the DeAngelo Williams Foundation has footed the bill for over 500 mammograms at hospitals in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Jonesboro, and Charlotte.
Williams, who lost his mother to breast cancer back in 2014, is a staunch supporter of awareness towards the disease. The 36-year-old has also lost four aunts to the same cancer, so has more cause than most to dedicate his life to foiling it.
Former #PittsburghSteeler/ #ImpactWrestler #DeAngeloWilliams is still dedicated to fighting #breastcancer.
his mother Sandra Hill died from breast cancer when she was just 53 years old. https://t.co/byUQCFItha pic.twitter.com/ORvsS2WPLt
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In the hope of doing his bit, Williams has reportedly been sponsoring a free mammogram screening in honor of his mother through the “53 Strong for Sandra” program. The foundation sponsors mammograms for 53 women at each event, with the aim to eventually host a free mammogram screening in every state.
As per Today, Williams said in a statement: “To be able to help all these women is amazing. This can be life-changing for these women.
“We are enabling them to get this care that no one should ever be denied or not have access to.”
Way to go DeAngelo Williams! We think your case and efforts are inspiring.
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