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YES Accomplishments

Toll Free Survivor Line                                                            Approximately 350 monthlly calls that are made from patients or their families
                                                                                                   either seeking information on treatments options, looking for financial assistance, or 
                                                                                                   searching for support and hope.

List-Serv                                                                                   1000+ active members who participate in online support program

FRIENDs For The Journey                                                     12 trained peer volunteers sharing personal experience with survivors who call the 
                                                                                                   Survivor Line or email wanting to talk to someone who has been there

Tele-Group                                                                               Telephone support group that meets weekly on Tuesdays and Wednedays for an

Grassroots Advocacy                                                             YES advocates lobby consistently for continued Medicare coverage for
                                                                                                  brachytherapy (radiation therapy), increased funding to the NCI and NIH, and other
                                                                                                  important health issues.

                                                                                                  Important lessons and tips for self advocacy are shared

                                                                                                  Founder interviewed in national and press (Today Show, Economic Report). Survivor
                                                                                                  advocates featured in local and national news, in newspaper articles, on radio
                                                                                                  shows, newsletters, and magazine articles.

                                                                                                  YES often mentioned in advocacy newsletters.

                                                                                                  Founder commendation and citation written into the Congressional Record in 2008 
                                                                                                  and 2009.

                                                                                                  The Congressional Briefing brought together 50 advocates, researchers, and
                                                                                                  physicians to lobby for increased awareness, access to care, and funding.

Media                                                                                       Multiple press releases regarding The Liver Symposium, The Liver Seminar Series, 
                                                                                                  The Congressional Briefing, and Speedways deLIVER Hope

Precedent                                                                                Growng list (191 plus) of Insurance approvals (after initial denial) for SIRT, TACE, 
                                                                                                  RFA, CyberKnife, and chemotherapy.  Including follow up of results and patient
                                                                                                  statistics (i.e. cancer type, age, location)

eNewsletter                                                                             Sent out monthly

Newsletter                                                                               Distributed quarterly

Global growth                                                                          YES has provided support for patients, and participated in conferences with patients
                                                                                                  in Canada, Europe, and Australia and will continue to build this effort as part of the 
                                                                                                  LiveSTRONG Glbal Summit Commitment.