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Improving the lives of breast cancer patients 

is at the heart of the Foundation. 

The Tyanna Foundation honors a mother’s life, love, and living legacy. Tyanna Barre O’Brien lost her battle with breast cancer in 1990 at the tender age of 48. Her legacy continues today through the work of her daughters Anne, Bridget, Megan, Sara & Kate O’Brien, the founders of BreastFest. It is our commitment to awareness and prevention that inspires and leads the work of the Tyanna Foundation.

Since it’s inception in 1999 in Athens, GA., the Tyanna Foundation has worked tirelessly increasing awareness and generating money for breast cancer research, services, education, treatment and patient care for local breast cancer patients and survivors. We are expanding our reach, and have raised over $1,000,000 to help local organizations in Southern New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to treat and care for breast cancer patients.

All of the funds raised in each city benefit a local breast center or breast health organization.

BreastFest Athens 2014!

BreastFest Athens 2014!

posted January 22, 2014

BreastFest Athens, March 29th from 2:00-8:00PM at Little Kings Shuffle Club (223 W. Hancock St.)

After party hosted by Little Kings with DJ Mahogany until 2am
Tickets $30 in advance (from a committee member or at St. Mary's Gift Shop) or online at
$35 at the door

Music is "What a Pair," unique pairings you will likely not see anywhere else, including: Sara O'Brien (BreastFest Founder) and Betsy Franck (Betsy Franck and the Bare Knuckle Band, BreastFest Music Chair); Jim White (singer-songwriter) and his daughter Willow Martin; John Neff and Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers), Marie Davon (Venice is Sinking, Powerkompany); Bryan Howard (The Heap) and Matt Williams (Granfaloons and Tia Madre); Scott Baxendale (legendary luthier)and Jack Logan (legendary songwriter); Danny Hutchens and Eric Carter (Bloodkin); and Barry Marler (Dreams so Real), Darrin Cook (Pocketful of Claptonite, Efren) and Jamie Derevere (Pocketful of Claptonite, Efren).  With DJ Keis spinning between sets!

Eat as much as you want from our awesome food court including grub from The National, Last Resort, Mama's Boy, George's Lowcountry Table, Jimmy Johns, Viva's Gaby's Atomic Cupcakes; Little City Diner, and Pulaski Heights BBQ.   Terrapin will be serving a couple kinds of beers, and we'll be offering wine and vodka cocktails.

The silent auction will feature lots of Athens music related stuff (including signed posters, a signed water color of Patterson Hood, and a basket of Athens band CDs and swag), tickets to shows and events, recording studio time, gym memberships, restaurant and store gift certificates and merchandise, yummy gift baskets, beauty treatments, dinners, and more!  We'll have some awesome raffle and door prizes all day long!

The Kids Carnival will have snow cones, carnival games, art projects and activities, and KIDS ARE FREE!  Including teens who come with adults. 

Customize a Tribute Flag in honor of a loved one and we'll add it to our string of flags we'll fly at this year's event and every one after! 

We'll have great t-shirts for sale in the Old Guard Merch Tent, including a new Go Dawgs! shirt, as well as Save the Girls long sleeved shirts, and Babies for Boobies onsies.  We'll also have pink cowboy hats and other swag!

To date, BreastFest Athens has raised nearly $100,000 for St. Mary's Women's Diagnostic and Imaging Center!  So much that the night before BreastFest they are officially unveiling the naming of a part of the mammography department after Tyanna Barre O'Brien (who BreastFest was started in honor of) and BreastFest!  With the funds raised this year, we will hold another Free Mammogram Day in May, as we've done the last two years, where more than 80 uninsured and under-insured local women have gotten the potentially life-saving scan. 

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Thank  you for your support.  See you at BreastFest!

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