— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 11, 2015
NORTH CAROLINA – Running back DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers will pay for 53 mammograms for women in North Carolina to honor his mother during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
She passed away after her battle with breast cancer in May 2014, she was only 53.
According to ESPN, Williams requested to wear pink with his uniform for the remainder of the season once Breast Cancer Awareness month ended.
The NFL denied his request and said Williams will be fined if he wears pink. He dyed his hair pink instead, which he said he plans to keep for the remainder of his career.
He is paying for the mammograms at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina near where he played for the Carolina Panthers for 9 seasons.
“It’s not just about October for me; it’s not just a month, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about getting women to recognize to get tested,” Williams told ESPN’s Lisa Salters.