Vincentian Academy Honors Gladys Bettis, Others For Courage, Selfless Service
December 9, 2015 4:55 PM By Rick Dayton, CBS Pittsburgh
[Re-Post by the DeSean Jackson Foundation, 12/10/2015]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For the past four years, Vincentian Academy has been honoring men and women from Pittsburgh for their selfless service, and this year is no different. This year’s honorees are working to make Pittsburgh a better place.
One of the honorees is, Gladys Bettis, an NFL Mom, who mentors and nurtures new NFL Moms when their sons are drafted into the league. Mrs. Bettis was honored, at a banquet in Pittsburgh, as the 2015 recipient of the Vincentian Academy “Woman of Courage” award for her courageous battle against breast cancer; and, the work she does in the community supporting other women through their various stages of breast cancer.
“I didn’t feel that I was worthy of this,” said Gladys Bettis. But the mother of Hall of Fame running back, Jerome Bettis, is the Woman of Courage Award winner. She says she wasn’t sure how courageous she was until winning her battle with breast cancer. “I heard Jerome say, “My mom is so strong.” I knew I was a little strong. I didn’t realize I had the strength that I do. I do have it and I’m just so blessed to be here,” said Gladys Bettis.
DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation; and, his mother, Gayle Jackson, extend their sincere congratulations to Mrs. Gladys Bettis, the recipient of this prestigious award.