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Jeff Byrd, Jamie Broach Byrd, Oliver Broach, Harrison Broach, and Parker Broach (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)
The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research is presenting comedian Mike Birbiglia at the 10th Annual Stand-Up for Brain Cancer Gala Oct. 14 at River Oaks Country Club. In 2011, James Broach was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. This came just 10 months after his previous diagnosis of a grade II astrocytoma during a surgery in 2010. He underwent many difficult treatments. James and his wife, Jamie, helped start the foundation to raise funds for adult brain-cancer research. James lost his battle against brain cancer in 2013. The Broach Foundation has raised over $5 million. Pictured are (from left, at the 2019 gala) Jeff Byrd, Jamie Broach Byrd, Oliver Broach, Harrison Broach, and Parker Broach. For more, see thebroachfoundation.org.