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George Hill Writes #LeahStrong On His Shoes To Show Support For Devon Still

Oct 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) is guarded by Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

For the Indiana Pacers’ first preseason game on Tuesday, starting point guard George Hill changed up his shoes to raise awareness for two good causes.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Hill switched in his usual sneakers in for a pink pair. He also wrote #GodisGood on the side of his shoe, as well as #LeahStrong to show his support for the Cincinnati Bengal’s Devon Still, whose daughter is currently fighting pediatric cancer.

Per Vigilant Sports:

“I have family members that have [breast cancer]” he said. “I didn’t know the NBA don’t really do nothing for it; I wish we would’ve. Just showing everyone in the world that we don’t forget about them.”

 

“I heard about it and it’s a great story in how she overcame it and so far is fighting through it,” Hill said. “Just giving him a shout-out, showing him athletes got to stick with athletes and we’re here for him.”

 

Pink Shoes and Athlete Unity | Vigilant Sports