YES! deLIVERs HOPE and Awareness for People Living with Liver Tumors at Debbie Durkin’s ECO Emmys

The ECO Emmys Provide Perfect Setting to Share YES! We Can Beat Liver Tumors

Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 2011 --( YES! Beat Liver Tumors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of patients diagnosed with primary or metastatic liver tumors, attended Debbie Durkin's ECO Emmys exclusive pre-event celebrity chateau. The event was held at a beautiful and historic private estate in Hampton Park on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 - 17, 2011.

YES! has had an incredible year with events from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles educating audiences on the treatment options and support available for patients with liver tumors. Suzanne Lindley, co-founder and executive director of YES! who herself is living with terminal cancer says, "What used to be viewed as a death sentence can often be treated as a chronic condition with a multidisciplinary treatment approach. It is an important message that patients need to hear."

YES members Pam Schmid and Brian MacLeod accompanied Suzanne to share information and awareness about cancers of the liver. Pam, who is a wellness coach, breast cancer survivor, and author of 101 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer says, "It was a wonderful opportunity to share that breast cancer spreads to the liver and that when it does, options exist." Brian, who has colon cancer that spread to his liver agrees, stating that, "All too often patients don't realize that many different cancers spread to the liver. When this happens they are told that there is nothing more that can be done. In reality, treatment choices are available."

YES! ensures that patients know there are targeted treatments, that there is hope, and that they are not alone. A variety of projects and events help this information reach the public. One such project, "Hope in the Sand”, combines photos of hope from patients around the globe. These photos were available for viewing at the Eco Emmys and numerous celebrities took the opportunity to sign one, including Emmy nominated Stacey Tookie (So You Think You Can Dance), director Penny Marshall, Carolyn Hennessy (Cougar Town), Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy), Michael Jai White (Dark Knight and Mortal Kombat), Kyle Massey (Dancing with the Stars and That's So Raven), The Glee Project's winner Damian McGinty and fellow contestants Lindsay Pearce, Hannah McIalwain, Bryce Ross Johnson and Cameron Mitchell, actress and activist Izabella Miko, and Isabella Ray Thomas (Brother and Sisters) among others. Many of the celebrities pledged to send in their own photos of hope to champion the cause.

Everywhere you looked, celebrities were getting pampered, eating healthy, learning about eco friendly products, and supporting important causes. YES! Beat Liver Tumors is proud to have had the opportunity to share our message with such an influential audience. YES! extends a huge thank you to sustainable producer Debbie Durkin and her ECO Emmys team.

YES! Beat Liver Tumors
Suzanne Lindley