After Mother's Death, NFL Star Buys Mammograms for 53 Strangers

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January 05, 2018Jan 05, 2018

In recent years, the fight to end breast cancer has been a hot topic for many people. Individuals, including actors, politicians, and athletes, have taken up the cross to spread awareness for breast cancer. The goal is to ultimately find a cure for the terrible disease.

Now, after losing his mother to cancer, one NFL star is stepping up in a major way to save other women. DeAngelo Williams lost his mother to cancer in 2014. She was only 53 years old at the time of her passing.

"Horribly, the running back has also lost four aunts to the same disease! Williams has turned his loss into a battle against breast cancer and is one of the league’s most outspoke players on the cause. He was influential in getting NFL players to wear pink cleats during Breast Cancer Awareness month, in October," according to one news report.

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In her honor, DeAngelo recently paid for 53 random strangers to have mammograms. He has also become one of the NFL's most outspoken advocates on finding a cure for cancer. He is often seen wearing pink, the color representing the fight to end breast cancer.

“That’s what I want people with cancer — and people who know others who are battling cancer — to realize: Cancer is empowering. You have a disease that you didn’t contract from anybody else, and depending on how you deal with it mentally and how you attack, you can get busy living, or you can get busy dying," he said.

“You have a decision to make, and there’s no in between. There’s no, Eh, I’ll fight it today but not tomorrow. You either thrive, or you survive. My mother was the epitome of thriving. She lived. And she still lives on to this day," he concluded.

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