Friday, October 2, 2009

DeAngelo Williams goes pink

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure often draws Charlotte’s who’s who. This year, Carolina Panther DeAngelo Williams created a team in honor of his mother, Sandra Hill, a breast cancer survivor.

"My mom is... my mom... she’s been through a lot," Williams told WBTV. "She’s definitely a rock in my life. Well, actually a boulder in my life."

Williams’ goal was to raise $25,000. As of Friday, his team exceeded the goal my nearly $1,000. He named the team the Williams Warriors because he told WBTV his mom has "been through so much and has dealt with so much and to be delivered from this is something special. She’s a warrior. Hence the Williams Warriors."

The team had several hundred people registered and the first 500 team members to register received a free team jersey emblazoned with Williams Warrior. The race isn't Williams only contribution to the fight against breast cancer. He also has the DeAngelo Williams Foundation, which emphasizes preventative care and research.