Nyeri County to offer free breast cancer checks for 30 days

Henrietta Strickland
October 10, 2019

Back in 2014, DeAngelo's mother Sandra Hill passed away from breast cancer at age 53.

Wanting to honor his late female family members, DeAngelo, 36, chose to help women across the nation by paying for their mammogram screenings through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation.

Since then, the foundation has covered the cost of over 500 mammograms at hospitals in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Jonesboro, Ark., and Charlotte, N.C. At each event, the foundation sponsors mammograms for 53 women.

"To be able to help all these women is unbelievable".

Raymond Handling Solutions (RHSI) and Handling Systems, each a Raymond Sales and Service Center, will hold the sixth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from October 17 through 27.

Created to "engage and empower male community leaders in the fight to end breast cancer", Exults is proud to show support by sponsoring candidates competing to raise the most funds by the end of the campaign.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month got its start in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and a leading manufacturer of oncology drugs as a commemorative campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. "This event was crucial for the African American community since African American women still have the highest rate of deaths for breast cancer", said Dr. Keshan Chambliss. In 2015, Williams asked the NFL to allow him to wear pink on his uniform all year, but the league declined. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center hosted attendees who were educated on the importance of Breast cancer health.

Williams began sponsoring the free mammogram screening in honor of his mother through the "53 Strong for Sandra" program.

They also have presented as painful, but this was less frequently.

A spokesperson for The DeAngelo Williams Foundation did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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