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.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).