Bradie James made headlines for sacking quarterbacks while playing for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. Now the retired linebacker has his eyes on a new target: early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
On Wednesday, Bradie James Foundation 56 is presenting a check to the Methodist Health System Foundation for $29,300 to fund the Breast Cancer Screening Outreach Program. The money will be used for screening and diagnostic breast services for underserved women in Dallas County. The Methodist Mobile Mammography unit will provide screening mammograms at community locations where many of those women live.
The Methodist Dallas breast program addresses the entire continuum of care cycle, from screening to diagnosis and follow-up. This funding will provide for 100 screening mammogram and 40 diagnostic services.
In existence on the Methodist Dallas campus, the Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center currently provides breast cancer screening, education, and detection, as well as one-on-one consultation services and other resources to help breast cancer patients get back in the game. Additional services include: wig fitting, scarves and hats, access to an American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteer, books on coping with breast cancer, computer and Internet access for online educational information, and the ACS’ Look Good … Feel Better program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Please join us for the check presentation and interview opportunities on Wednesday, December 16th at 2 p.m. at the Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center inside the Women’s Imaging Center on the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus, 1441 N. Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX 75203.
For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/BradieJames
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.