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First-Ever BreastFest Philly to Benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2010)—Enjoy a great day filled with food and drink, live music, games, silent auction, and more as The Tyanna Foundation hosts the first-ever BreastFest Philadelphia on Saturday, September 11 from 1-6 p.m. at City Tap House (3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104). Improving the lives of breast cancer patients is at the heart of The Tyanna Foundation, which honors a mother’s life, love, and living legacy. Tyanna Barre O’Brien lost her battle with breast cancer in 1990 at the age of 48. Her legacy continues today, embodied by her five daughters. Since its inception in 1998, the foundation has worked tirelessly to increase awareness and generate money for breast cancer research, services, education, treatment, and patient care. By hosting a variety of events and fundraising efforts throughout the nation, the Tyanna Foundation has raised over one-half million dollars. Proceeds from BreastFest Philadelphia will benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Tickets to BreastFest Philly are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Price includes food, beer, specialty drinks, bands, and lots of fun! Enjoy music by Loverbuggy, Sara O'Brien and LuLoo's All Stars, Queen Green, and Don McCloskey.

For more information and tickets or to volunteer at the event, please visit www.breastfest.org/philly or send an e-mail to breastfestphilly@gmail.com.


Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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