EIGHTY FOUR, Penn. — 84 Lumber has partnered with DeAngelo Williams to bring awareness to breast cancer research.
84 Lumber, which serves as a long-time sponsor of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is partnering with the organization’s star running back to donate $15,000 to The DeAngelo Williams Foundation this month.
Adorned with pink dreads and pink toenails, Williams has been an advocate for breast cancer awareness. Williams’ mother, Sandra Hill, lost her battle to breast cancer at the age of 53, while his four aunts, Linda Faye, 32, Mamie Earl, 46, Mary Beatrice, 44 and Theresa Gaye, 49, all lost their battle with breast cancer before they turned 50. Through his namesake philanthropic initiative, he has made headlines for his vocal activism including challenging the NFL’s uniform policy on wearing pink all season, donating mammograms to women in need, and raising money through shirt sales.
“I’m excited to partner with a company like 84 Lumber, who shares the same values of giving back in the communities they have ties to,” Williams said. “When they reached out about how they could help my foundation’s Breast Cancer initiatives, it was a no-brainer and I couldn’t be more appreciative.”
In addition to contributions to the foundation, 84 Lumber will also host Williams at their company headquarters in Eighty Four where he will speak with current employees about his experiences with breast cancer and help educate them on the need for preventative care and early screenings.
“Adding the DeAngelo Williams Foundation to our Building Hope program strengthens our ability to help customers and local residents,” said Becky Mancuso, vice president, marketing and public relations at 84 Lumber. “This is a perfect fit for us, our employees, and our community.”
Source: 84 Lumber