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Former NFL Player DeAngelo Williams Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Late Mom Who Died of Breast Cancer

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Former NFL Player DeAngelo Williams Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Late Mom Who Died of Breast Cancer

Former NFL Player DeAngelo Williams Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Late Mom Who Died of Breast Cancer

Former NFL Player DeAngelo Williams has decided to honor his late mother in an amazing way. Just five years ago, Williams lost his mom Sandra Hill to breast cancer. She was just 56-years-old. He also shared that he lost four aunts to cancer as well. Although they are no longer with him, the athlete is still committed to fighting against the disease.

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To honor his late family members, DeAngelo, 36 has decided to help women across the nation by paying for their mammogram screenings through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation.

According to Today, since he started the initiative in 2014, he and his foundation have paid for a total of 500 mammograms at several hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania including Memphis, Tennessee; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

While speaking with the outlet he said,

“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.”

“DeAngelo wants to ensure that no woman (or man) fights breast cancer alone,” Risalyn Williams, his wife and executive director of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, told Today.

While this is move is more than amazing, the organization shared on Facebook that they have “no plans of stopping,” and will continue to fight the disease.

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