It’s been 5 years since DeAngelo Williams lost his mother to breast cancer but the former NFL player is still committed to fighting against the disease.
The running back, who played eight seasons for the Carolina Panthers and another two for the Pittsburgh Steelers, lost his mother and four aunts to the disease.
Many were aware of his connection to breast cancer because he made it very apparent—by dying his hair pink and wearing the color for the cause in October.
In honor of the late great women from his family, Williams decided to help women across the nation by paying for their mammogram screenings through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to develop and seek initiatives to support the eradication of breast cancer through preventative care and research.
Russell started this initiative back in 2014 and since then his foundation has paid for a total of 500 mammograms at hospitals in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Jonesboro and Charlotte.