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YES! to Attend and Bring Hope to Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon and Awards Friday, February 24th

YES joins Academy Award nominees, past and present in support of the 19th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Student Filmmaker’s Scholarship Luncheon and Awards.

Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 2012 --( YES! Beat Liver Tumors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of patients diagnosed with primary or metastatic cancers of the liver, announced attendance at the Annual MMPA Oscar week luncheon and civic awards. The event will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles located at 8555 Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90048. The ceremony will feature a red carpet, awards presentation, lunch and official gift bags.

This prestigious organization of actors, cinematographers, editors, writers, and directors has previously drawn a variety of nominees and celebrities. Prolific guests routinely support the emerging artists at this highly acclaimed luncheon. As a part of the annual afternoon affair, awards are presented to filmmakers selected for their creative achievements, vision and technical talent. In addition to financial awards toward their tuition, film companies traditionally arrange gifts of technical support for scholarship recipients. YES is pleased to take part in the celebration honoring those who inspire and entertain cancer survivors and their families.

“The encouragement YES! has received throughout the country has been extraordinary and has enabled our members to discuss the treatment options and support available for patients with liver tumors,” said Suzanne Lindley, co-founder and executive director of YES! who is living with terminal cancer. “We are excited about the opportunity to share our message with such an influential audience at the 2012 MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon.”

Where: Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90048

When: Friday, February 24, 2012
11:00 am - Media Check-In
11:30 am - Red Carpet Arrivals
12:00 pm – Luncheon & Awards

About YES!
YES! is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to provide information, resources, and support for anyone that is affected by cancers of the liver whether primary or metastatic (spread to the liver from breast, cervical, colorectal, esophageal, lung, melanomas, neuroendocrine, pancreatic, etc.) YES provides hope to an oft forgotten, and largely isolated, population of cancer patients. No one should journey through cancer alone.

About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association:
The MMPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards.

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YES! Beat Liver Tumors
Suzanne Lindley

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