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.

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Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer 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 is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. 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 five 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. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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