There are a lot of stories about crap behavior by NFL players, but with big salaries comes (hopefully) some big responsibility to do something good, and one player who is doing that is DeAngelo Williams.
Williams, a retired running back who played most of his career with the Panthers, has a special connection to Breast Cancer Awareness as that his mother, Sandra Hill, died from the disease in 2014 at the age of just 54. Even more unbelievable, Williams lost all four of his aunts to the disease before any of them turned 50.
As such, Williams decided to try and prevent what happened to his mom and aunts from happening to other woman, covering the costs of mammogram screening for over 500 women in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Charlotte and Jonesboro, Ark. through the “53 Strong for Sandra” program that is part of his foundation. Launched in 2015, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation has a mission to “develop and seek initiatives to support the eradication of breast cancer through preventative care and research.”
Of the program, Williams told TODAY, “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.”
Now, I’ve got some feelings about the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” program that I’ve discussed before (google it), but people like Williams, who are truly out making a difference in their communities, are the ones that should be celebrated this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Nice job. [Via TODAY]