NFL player DeAngelo Williams touches hearts of millions as he announces to pay for 53 mammograms at a hospital this year.
As October approaches every year, the NFL asks players to wear a pink color, for Breast Cancer Awareness. For Pittsburgh Steeler, DeAngelo Williams, it’s a matter of utmost pride and an important cause.1
Sandra Kay Hill, his mother, succumbed to breast cancer in May 2014, and Williams is glad to take this opportunity to honor his mother and also four of his aunts, who died of breast cancer as well. This year, he asked his bosses if he can wear pink shoes or wristbands throughout the year.
But the NFL’s vice president of operations, Troy Vincent, declined his request.
When asked, he told ESPN’s reporter, “The same way it made you feel after you heard it – like, man. He told me no.”
But shortly after this, he announced to pay for 53 mammograms at a hospital in Pittsburgh, and in Charlotte, North Carolina; that makes it one mammogram for every year of his mother’s life. Insurance covers for mammogram, but people without insurance have to pay from their pocket.
William’s admits that he enjoys his commitment towards this cause. He has planned to wear pink all around the year. Keeping the NFL rules into consideration, he is planning to color his hair into pink too. The color of hair, if not matched with the uniform, doesn’t violate the rules of NFL.
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