LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27: Bradie James #56 of the Dallas Cowboys is introduced before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Dallas cowboys linebacker Bradie James may intimidate players on the football field on a daily basis but off the football field he is a crusader at heart. His number one enemy, breast cancer. James lost his mother Etta James to breast cancer while he was in college and that is while he created his foundation known as Foundation 56.
This year, James has teamed up with the Methodist Dallas Health System to spread awareness, education and encouraged women to get screened for breast cancer. In fact, James' foundation helped fund the brand new 'Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center,' which is located at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Potions of the funding also helped pay for a a mobile mammography unit, along with the new resource center and a new support group.
“We are thankful for Mr. James’ heartfelt dedication to advocating on behalf of breast cancer detection and treatment,” said April Box Chamberlain, president and CEO of Methodist Health System Foundation. “Methodist is proud to be part of an active partnership with his Foundation 56 to create this resource center and provide other services for our community.”
The center officially opens on October 12 and is designed to give patients access to on-site and on-line education information and resources. There is also a private area for one-on-one consultations.