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Former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams’ foundation offers free mammograms

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has fun with fans at the Courtyard experience at NFL Draft Town in Grant Park, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Chicago. Courtyard is the Official Hotel of the NFL. (John Konstantaras/AP Images for Courtyard)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has fun with fans at the Courtyard experience at NFL Draft Town in Grant Park, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Chicago. Courtyard is the Official Hotel of the NFL. (John Konstantaras/AP Images for Courtyard) AP IMAGES FOR COURTYARD

Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will be back in Charlotte helping the community this weekend.

Williams, through his foundation and the Charlotte Knights, will host an event Saturday providing mammography screenings for low-income, under-insured or uninsured women in the area.

The 53 Strong for Sandra is named after Williams’ mother, Sandra Hill, who passed away in 2014 at 53. The goal is to screen 53 women.

Williams has long been an advocate for breast cancer awareness. His four aunts passed away from breast cancer before any of them turned 50. He’s been the face of the NFL’s pink movement in recent years.

The screenings will take place outside of BB&T Ballpark at the corner of South Mint and 3rd Streets from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Radiology Mobile Breast Center.

Patients must be over 40, uninsured and pre-registered with the Levine Cancer Institute by calling (980) 442-2509. Women seeking further eligibility requirements are asked to call the same number.

Transportation service Lyft is also partnering with Williams’ foundation to give the women free rides to and from the screenings.

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