The DeAngelo Williams Foundation 53 Strong DeAthlon
About The DeAngelo Williams Foundation
The DeAngelo Williams Foundation (DWF) is the official charity founded by DeAngelo Williams, former running back of the Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
DeAngelo started the DWF in 2006 in honor of his mother and four aunts that all passed away from breast cancer. The foundation’s main focus is to spread breast cancer awareness in hopes to one day eradicate this disease.
In December 2014, DeAngelo started 53 Strong for Sandra in Charlotte, NC, an initiative in which the DWF funds 53 mammography screenings for women who are uninsured or under-insured. In addition to the screening events, the foundation also covers the cost of follow up appointments and treatments when needed and when cancer is discovered. The number of mammograms provided at each event is a tribute to DeAngelo’s mother, Sandra, who was 53 years old when she passed away.
By 2017 the foundation expanded the outreach of 53 Strong for Sandra by funding mammography screenings for women in Pittsburgh, PA and Memphis, TN while continuing service in Charlotte, NC. In 2019, the DWF took the program to NEA Baptist in Jonesboro, AR where DeAngelo's mom received treatment while battling breast cancer. To date, the DWF has sponsored nearly 1,000 women’s mammograms. DeAngelo is currently looking to expand to other cities with the ultimate goal of reaching all 50 states.
The DeAngelo Williams will be sponsoring more than 100 mammograms the day of the DeAthlon. Your registration and additional donations will provide support to fund mammograms locally!