EIGHTY FOUR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When you’re an iconic global brand based in Pittsburgh, and you want to drive support for those impacted by breast cancer, having someone like DeAngelo Williams playing right in your backyard is ideal. Together, 84 Lumber and Williams will partner 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.”
About 84 Lumber Company
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.
About The DeAngelo Williams Foundation
The DeAngelo Williams Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to support the eradication of breast cancer by developing or supporting breast cancer prevention and research programs. Founder DeAngelo Williams, who lost his mother and four aunts to breast cancer, has been featured in breast cancer campaigns as a player for the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers. For more information, visit The DeAngelo Williams Foundation’s Facebook, Instagram or Website.