The Tyanna Foundation Athens, GA

A Celebration of Life!

BreastFest was started in Athens in 1999 and is the flagship event of the Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation, a 100% volunteer organization formed by sisters Anne-Margaret, Bridget, Megan, Sara and Katie, in honor of their mother, Tyanna, who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 48.

BreastFest Athens raises money for local breast cancer prevention and services, with 10% going to the Foundation and 90% going to the St. Mary’s Women’s Imaging Center in Athens.

BreastFest Athens attracts more than 600 attendees each year, features dozens of local businesses and artists, and is supported by many generous local sponsors, including our host sponsor Terrapin Beer Company. BreastFest Athens has donated nearly $100,000 to the St. Mary’s Women’s Imaging Center, funds have been used to host Free Mammogram Days, and to purchase state of the art diagnostic equipment.

Learn about Breastfest Athens 2019 here!

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BreastFest Athens Committee Members:

Breastfest 2016 check presentation – Click to view larger image
  • Megan Lewis
  • Janice Wilson
  • Steve Nugent
  • Ariana Smaczniak
  • Dan Moore
  • Pattie Strickland
  • Laura Allen
  • Charlotte Bolle
  • Laura Jackson
  • Juliet Jones
  • Beth Barnett


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We invite you to sponsor BreastFest Athens 2017.  Proceeds from sponsorships, auction item sales and attendee ticket sales stay local and support St. Mary’s Health Care System Womens Imaging Center. To date, $100,000 has been donated to St. Marys to be able to host free mammogram days and to purchase state of the art diagnostic equipment.  Choose your sponsorship level and complete your commitment form.  If you’d like to sponsor immediately, visit our donate page and we’ll contact you for specifics.

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