DeAngelo Williams paid for 53 Mammograms for women in the Charlotte area

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Former Panthers running back DeAngelo Wiliams is honoring his late mother by paying for 53 mammograms for women who are either low income or under-insured. He chose the number 53 for the number of years his mother lived. After fighting off breast cancer twice, Sandra Hill died of the disease in 2014.

Williams, who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers now, dyed the tips of his dreadlocks pink after the NFL denied his request to wear pink as part of his uniform outside of the month of October, which is breast cancer awareness month, according to reports.

Williams' foundation looks for ways to support for breast cancer research and providing preventative care for people who need it.