Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James joined Methodist Health System Foundation leaders and staff July 7 to unveil the new Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center and to present a check for $71,000 from his Foundation 56. James contribution provides funding for the center and ongoing outreach services, according to a news release.Vo (left) and Oncology Coordinator/Navigator Shoshanna Conway, RN, MA, test a comfort cushion, one of the many items available to assist those who come to the new Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center.
The new center provides breast cancer patients with access to on-site and online educational information and resources, including a private setting for one-on-one consultation services. The resource center houses educational materials, exercise DVDs, wigs, scarves, hats, prostheses and more and is staffed by an American Cancer Society trained volunteer.
The Cowboys linebacker lost his mother to breast cancer. He has since become a passionate advocate in the fight against breast cancer through the foundation he established in her honor.James joined Methodist Health System leaders July 7 for a check presentation from his Foundation 56 and the unveiling of a partnership project creating the Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus.
Methodist Health System Cancer Program Manager Allison Vo, RN, BSN, OCN-MA, says the patients partner and constant point of contact in the cancer experience is the oncology coordinator. Our new Bradie James Breast Cancer Resource Center will assist the OC in providing an optimal educational experience, she says.