DeAngelo Williams is a man of honor, and while his career involves running footballs into end zones, his heart is set on helping make a difference.
In honor of his late mother Sandra Hil, who passed away from Breast Cancer in 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams and his foundation The DeAngelo Williams Foundation has pledged to cover the cost of 53 Mammogram Tests, according to Today.com.
Back in 2009, DeAngelo was one of the few players who urged the NFL to allow players to wear pink apparel during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to his mother, DeAngelo also lost his four aunts to the evil disease, so to DeAngelo, pink is more than a color — it’s a culture.
Since DeAngelo pushed for more awareness in 2009, we’ve all noticed the amount of support the NFL and the other three sports organizations (MLB, NBA & NHL) have given towards the cause over the years.
While DeAngelo continues to battle his own struggles of losing his mother in 2014, he’s doing all that he can to give support to the women around the world currently fighting the dreaded disease. Watch an inspiring 30-second video below where DeAngelo explains why he wears pink and why he’s spent so much time urging the NFL to allow it.
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 11, 2015