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NFL linebacker launched breast cancer prevention group

When it comes to breast cancer awareness and prevention, it is usually women who spearhead the movement. However, Bradie James, the NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, and his Foundation 56 is an exception, according to a recent article by The Stir.

While Susan Brinker started the Komen foundation, Reese Witherspoon heads the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and countless other women and their families join together each year to support pink ribbon activities, James is unique in being a male celebrity who is at the forefront of his own anti-breast cancer group.

James launched Foundation 56 in 2007 in honor of his mother, Etta James.

Etta passed away from breast cancer when Bradie was a sophomore at Louisiana State University, according to the athlete's own webpage. Bradie suffered a double blow that year when his father also died from liver disease.

Today, The Stir at Cafe Mom reports that James is "!" because of his charity work. About 4,500 women received mammograms last year as a result of Foundation 56, according to the news source.
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