LeRoy Butler Foundation attempts to help thousands of women
Dec 5, 2011
LeRoy Butler played for the Green Bay Packers, and now the former football star is looking to help those who are suffering from breast cancer, according to the Wausau Daily Herald.
Butler held his third annual Striking Out Breast Cancer benefit in which residents were able to come and bowl, get an autograph and attend a viewing party of the New York Giants match-up against the Packers, according to the news provider.
"You have to work through the tough times. I'm still working through it," former Packer George Koonce, who lost his wife to the disease two years ago, told the news source. "I try to look past the pain and look forward toward helping someone fighting the good fight currently."
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she schedules annual mammograms. Those who have an extensive family history of the disease may want to start making the appointments earlier, as family history has been deemed a risk factor for the disease.