Sadly, based on statistics Cancer now affects 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women worldwide. If it doesn’t directly affect you, chances are it will affect someone close to you.
Having recently lost his mother to breast cancer in May 2015, Pittsburg Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams decided to help 53 women and covered the costs to get mammograms.
In a press release that went out via ESPN:
Pittsburgh Steelers athlete DeAngelo Williams said he is purchasing 53 mammograms tests — in honor of his mother’s age when she died — for a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played nine NFL seasons for the Carolina Panthers, and in Pittsburgh.
Williams told Salters: “It’s not just about October for me; it’s not just a month, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about getting women to recognize to get tested.”
At least the hair passes the uniform test for Williams, who also has polished his toenails pink in the past.
“The hair, it’s part of the uniform from the standpoint of being tackled, but it’s not specific on what color it has to be or if it has to match the uniform,” he said.
Although the month of October is National Breast Cancer awareness month, do you think more celebrities and athletes should follow Williams model and help others for early detection, which can ultimately save lives?
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In an effort to early detect and stop the spread of Cancer, find out what NFL player DeAngelo Williams did for 53 lucky women and more here.