Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams, through his foundation,
recently donated the cost of 53 mammograms for uninsured and underinsured
women in Butler County.
A check was presented by Williams to Butler Health System and Dr. Ronald
Cypher of Advanced OB/GYN Associates.
Williams is a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness, having lost
four aunts and his mother to breast cancer. Part of the mission of his
Foundation is keeping awareness at the forefront, not only during October,
breast cancer awareness month, but throughout the year as well.
“I know that the message is getting across and that we are saving
lives,” said Williams during the check presentation. He noted that
he sees support of breast cancer awareness not only in Pittsburgh, but
in cities across the country.
“We are honored to receive this generous donation, says Cindy Schooley,
Director of Butler’ Women’s Imaging Center. “Breast Cancer
touches so many lives. Early detection and treatment can have positive
outcomes. Because of this generous donation, 53 more women might have
a lifesaving diagnosis.”
Donations have also been made in honor of Mr. Williams’ mother in
Charlotte, North Carolina, Memphis Tennessee, and Arkansas.
About The DeAngelo Williams Foundation
The DeAngelo Williams Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in
2006 to support the eradication of breast cancer by developing or supporting
breast cancer prevention and research programs. Founder DeAngelo Williams,
who lost his mother and four aunts to breast cancer, has been featured
in breast cancer campaigns as a player for the Charlotte Panthers and
Pittsburgh Steelers. He was featured in an NFL breast cancer awareness
commercial, which garnered 1.3 million video views, 325,000 engagements
and more than 7.4 million impressions on Williams’ Facebook page.
For more information, visit facebook.com/TheDeAngeloWilliamsFoundation.
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