To honor his late mother, Sandra Hill, who lost her battle with breast cancer, Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams decided to gift 53 women with mammograms. According to the 32-year-old, the number 53 is significant because Hill passed away at age 53.
“In honor of my Mom, Charlotte Radiology & I provided mammograms to 53 women in need because #MammogramsSavesLives,” Williams tweeted last week.
Williams’ dedication to breast cancer awareness is commendable, but it apparently has him at odds with the NFL right now. According to Today, Williams would like to wear pink accessories all year long—currently, players are only allowed to wear them during the month of October—but the league is not having it.
“There is a long-standing policy for all players regarding uniforms that is league-wide for all 32 teams. The league works with the clubs and players to raise awareness collectively for breast cancer during the month of October,” said NFL vice president Troy Vincent.
Hopefully, Williams and the league can find a happy medium.