NFL Player William Gholston Funds Cancer Research at Moffitt Cancer Center


Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston, 29, donated $225,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Center to support research into cancer health disparities.



The donation, made during Black History Month, will help fund discoveries in breast, colon, and prostate cancers — all of which disproportionately affect Black men and women.


"When I was presented with the opportunity to donate and be a part of the betterment of cancer research for Black communities, I could not think of a better way to honor my family," Gholston said.


"My father and uncle both died battling cancer, and my mother has won her battle with cancer multiple times. This battle is hard. The fight is hard, and any amount of research or help is huge in my eyes. I hope this donation helps others who are fighting or may have to fight down the line. You can never get the time back, but with this effort we may be able to add more time for others. "


The donation, made during Black History Month, will help fund discoveries in breast, colon, and prostate cancers — all of which disproportionately affect Black men and women.


Gholston's gift will go to