In July 2010, Bradie and Methodist Dallas Medical Center unveiled a new breast cancer resource center created by a partnership through his Foundation 56 outreach initiative with the Methodist Health System Foundation. Bradie presented a $71,000 check from his foundation to the Methodist Health System Foundation as key funding for the new center and other ongoing breast cancer outreach services.
The Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center provides a place for breast cancer patients to access educational information and resources, including one-on-one consultation services. It includes staffing by an American Cancer Society volunteer who can provide assistance with fitting wigs, scarves, and prosthetics.
Through his foundation and an expanding partnership with Methodist, Bradie has pledged funds for creation of the resource center within the Women’s Imaging Center at Methodist Dallas. The two foundations have worked together to create breast cancer support groups, and other outreach initiatives to expand screening, education, and detection – including purchase of new digital mammography equipment for Methodist’s mobile mammography unit to expand Methodist’s outreach to benefit the community at large.
Bradie lost his mother to breast cancer while he was a student at LSU and has been passionate in the fight against breast cancer through the foundation he established to honor her life.