Cowboy Bradie James wants to help women fight breast cancer in honor of his mother who died of the disease in 2001.


James recently spoke on how due to the cost of treatment, his mother often sacrificed treatments to allow her husband who at the time suffered from kidney disease, to receive his own treatments. Both parents died of their respective diseases.

“She chose to put herself on the back burner so everyone else could live,” James said. “I guess that’s the way she felt she could live — live vicariously through everyone else.”

Foundation 56 provides mobile mammograms and allows low-income women the opportunity to receive free mammograms.

“I want to serve as a voice to encourage men — husbands, fathers, brothers and other men — to send a message to women,” James said. That message, he said, is “a message of hope, of strength and a message of life, a message that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women, it affects the entire family.”

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I'm proud of James. Great cause and a wonderful way to give back and honor his mother and her fight.