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Football star buys 53 mammograms for women to honor his late mother

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NFL Player to Buy 53 Mammograms at North Carolina Hospital

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is a star both on and off the field.

In 2014, Williams' mother, Sandra Hill, lost her battle with breast cancer at just 53-years-old. In honor of his mother, as well as his four aunts he also lost to breast cancer, Williams has made it his mission to fight against this devastating disease.



Williams announced in early October that his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, will cover the cost of 53 mammograms at hospitals located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The number 53 is significant as it represents each year of his mother's life. According to For The Win, "The median cost of a mammogram is $243, so this is an estimated value of $12,879, but it's priceless in terms of early breast cancer detection."

The Pittsburgh running back was also one of the key players who led the 2009 push to allow NFL players to wear pink cleats throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

We applaud Williams for leading the fight, and especially love his dedication to the color pink.



Here are some Breast Cancer awareness pink products that raise money for a cure:

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Football star buys 53 mammograms for women to honor his late mother

Marimekko Galleria Scarf ($129)

$25 from each sale benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available from October 1 through December 31, 2015.

BUY IT

S'well Exclusive CFDA/FTBC BCBG Designed Bottle ($42)

S'well, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and BCBG Max Azria have teamed up to create a limited-edition bottle that you'll only find on Joyus. 20% of the proceeds from each bottle go to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Learn more here.

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VIMMIA Warrior One Legging ($104)

20% of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer treatment and research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Available October 1 through December 31, 2015.

BUY IT

Pink Pony Racerback Tank ($68)

At least 25% of the purchase price of Pink Pony collection apparel and accessories will benefit the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation.

Learn more about the foundation and shop more of the collection here.

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Nest Fragrances Passion Breast Cancer Awareness Candle ($38)

10% of the price of each piece sold will be donated to support the work of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Esmeralda bootie ($39.95 VIP/$49.95 MSRP)

100% net proceeds will go to OC Chapter of Susan G. Komen.

BUY IT

Bobbi Brown Peony Set ($50)

This set includes a powder blush in Peony and a Mini Face Blender Brush with a pink handle. Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Jane Iredale Smell the Roses Hydration Spray ($29)

This limited-edition hydration spray was developed exclusively for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which receives 100% of profits from sales.

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Emi-Jay 'Pink Ribbon' Hair Ties ($6.50)

20% of profits will be donated to Bright Pink.

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Estée Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume Keychain ($49.50)

With every purchase, Estée Lauder will donate 100% of the suggested retail price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation from September 2015 through June 2016.

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COACH Breast Cancer Awareness Stainless Steel Charm Bracelet Watch ($295)

From October through December 2015, 10% of the sales proceeds will support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Photo from BCRF

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Longton handbag ($29.95 VIP/$45.95 MSPR)

100% net proceeds will go to OC Chapter of Susan G. Komen.

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