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Brew Crawl for Breast Cancer with former Cowboy Bradie James

Drinking beer for a good cause? Yes, please! The inaugural Brew Crawl for Cancer took place Saturday afternoon at five local breweries, where participants got to sample beers and have some fun. Participating breweries were: Community, Texas Ale Project, Deep Ellum Brewing, Four Corners and Noble Rey.

Put on by Dallas Brew Scene, the event benefited Bradie James’ Foundation 56, which is a breast cancer outreach program that aims to help patients and survivors get access to the services and resources they need. James’ mother, Etta, died from breast cancer in 2001. Uber partnered on the event, and gave participants two free rides up to $10.

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Former Cowboy Bradie James Gears Up For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Remember Bradie James? Longtime Cowboys linebacker who officially retired a Cowboy last year? Since his retirement, Bradie has settled in Dallas, stayed close to us here at the Cowboys and is working harder than ever to raise awareness for breast cancer and fight for women’s health through his Foundation 56.

Bradie started Foundation 56 in 2007 while he was still a player in the league, with the goal to raise awareness for the importance of breast cancer screenings and to provide mammogram services for women who may not otherwise have access. Today, Foundation 56 partners with hospitals both in the DFW Metroplex and in Louisiana – Bradie’s home state – to operate a fleet a mobile units, traveling through lower-socioeconomic neighborhoods to provide mammograms on the spot and for free.

All has been an effort out of love for Bradie’s mother, who died from breast cancer in 2001.

“I know she would be extremely proud,” Bradie said of Foundation 56. “Given the choice, I would rather have my mom here with me today, but through losing her I’ve been able to save so many lives. I think she’d be ecstatic to see her legacy lives on through this foundation.”

On Oct. 17 (the same day as the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure!), Uber will partner with Dallas Brew Scene to host the first-ever Uber Dallas Brew Crawl for Breast Cancer, proceeds of which benefit Foundation 56.

“It’s an honor to have such an esteemed company as Uber select Foundation 56 as their partner this October in the support of breast cancer awareness,” said Bradie. “The financial support makes a real, tangible difference in the lives of low-income women who have limited access to quality health care and are at a high risk for developing breast cancer.”

Tickets for the Uber Dallas Brew Crawl for Breast Cancer may be purchased for $50 here. The event begins at noon – just in time for you to complete the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure, recuperate and get on to your next life-saving, breast cancer awareness-raising event!

To learn more about what the Cowboys have in store for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for information on how to join TEAM COWBOYS in the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure, click here.

Uber And Brighton Collectibles Support Foundation 56 During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Uber-Brighton logosFormer Dallas Cowboy linebacker Bradie James today announced Foundation 56 will be the recipient of donations from two major international companies during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Uber, the international transportation network company, is partnering with Dallas Brew Scene to host the first-ever Uber Dallas Brew Crawl in celebration of breast cancer awareness on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from Noon to 5 p.m. Local breweries will participate to help raise awareness of and collect donations for Foundation 56.

Additionally, Brighton Collectibles at the Dallas Galleria has selected Foundation 56 as the recipient of donations from their annual Power of Pink campaign. Each year, as part of the campaign, Brighton debuts a new, custom-designed Power of Pink bracelet. Ten dollars of every bracelet purchased will be donated to Foundation 56.

“It’s an honor to have two such esteemed companies as Uber and Brighton select Foundation 56 as their partner this October in the support of breast cancer awareness,” James said. “The financial support from organizations like these makes a real, tangible difference in the lives of low-income women who have limited access to quality health care and are at a high risk for developing breast cancer.”

Bradie James’ Foundation 56 is a breast cancer outreach program dedicated to providing access to quality services and resources for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Foundation 56 is a tribute to Bradie’s mother, Etta James, who died from the disease in 2001. Bradie often says if there had been the types of services offered because of Foundation 56 his mother would still be alive.

The Foundation supports education, mammogram screenings, diagnostic testing and more.

For more information about Foundation 56, visit www.foundation56.org.
For more information about the Uber Dallas Beer Crawl, visit www.dallasbrewscene-uber-brewery-crawl.eventbrite.com.
For more information about Brighton Collectables and the Power of Pink bracelet, visit www.brighton.com.

Plan Now to Donate on North Texas Giving Day!

2015 Its Coming teaser graphic-01Each year generous supporters like you join us for the exciting annual North Texas Giving Day – this year it will be September 17 from 6 a.m. to midnight. Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to the breast cancer patients and survivors helped by Foundation 56.

As you know, Foundation 56 is changing lives every day by/through breast cancer education, mammogram screenings, diagnostic testing and more.

On September 17th, 2015 North Texas Giving Day, your financial gift will help us receive extra funds for our work in the community. In total, more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes will be available that day! CLICK HERE to donate via the North Texas Giving Day website and you can make a difference with your gift to Foundation 56.

Here’s the really exciting part: Every gift made through NorthTexasGivingDay.org on September 17th helps our chances of winning prizes given throughout the day ranging from $500 to $5,000! With more than 70 total prizes being awarded throughout the day, our chances to maximize your gift are great! Just imagine if we could add dozens more free mammogram screening dates with our mobile mammogram unit!

Make your gift on September 17th by clicking here.

As a member of the Foundation 56 team, we’re asking you to help spread the word through word of mouth, online via social media posts and more.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter so you can share in the excitement of a day of giving and remember to give on September 17th.

Healing Arts Program at Woman’s in Baton Rouge

Healing Arts ProgramNia
Free
Every Thursday
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Woman’s Center for Wellness, Studio 3
Neuromuscular Integrated Action (Nia) is a
complete body, mind and spirit fitness exercise
that integrates healing, martial and dance arts.
• This class is open to oncology patients only.

Painting for Fun
Free
Tuesday, August 25
Tuesday, September 15
Tuesday, November 17
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Woman’s Hospital, Conference Room 4
Join us for a unique and fun painting class!
Complete your own work of art and leave with a
canvas worthy of any exhibit.

Jewelry Making
Free
Wednesday, August 5
Monday, September 21
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Woman’s Hospital, Conference Room 4
Learn about the different kinds of jewelry findings,
stringing materials and chains that are used to
make jewelry, as well as simple knotting and more
intricate techniques such as attaching clasps to
chains with needle nose pliers. Each participant
will make a simple beaded bracelet with elastic
jewelry cord, hemp or linen cord that closes with a
hand-made loop and bead closure.

Wreath Making
Free
Monday, August 10
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Woman’s Hospital, Conference Room 4
Learn how to create beautiful deco mesh wreaths
just in time for football season and the holidays.
These wreaths can be hung on your door, over
your fireplace or just about anywhere.

Cooking for the Mind, Body & Soul
Free
Monday, September 21
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Woman’s Center for Wellness, Conference Room
Join us for a fun class as we kick back, make new
friends and prepare a healthy meal. This fun,
interactive class is great for newly diagnosed
patients or survivors looking for ways to
incorporate healthier meal options. Our registered
dietitians and/or chefs from local restaurants will
allow participants to join in as they prepare a
healthy dish. Each guest will receive professional
instruction, a recipe booklet and samples
throughout the class.

Cancer Fighting Foods and Antioxidants
Free
Thursday, October 15
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Woman’s Center for Wellness, Conference Room
Healthy eating is an important part of cancer
care. Our dietitian will educate you on nutrition
guidelines for before, during and after cancer
treatment.

Bow Making
Free
Monday, November 9
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Woman’s Hospital, Conference Room 4
Learn how to make a decorative bow that is perfect
for your tree top, gift packages, banisters, mantles
and floral arrangements.