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Chicago, October 4, 2010

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Receives Generous Hearts Award From Thumbuddy Special

Friends of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice Group gathered Wednesday, September 15 on ZED451’s rooftop in support of Thumbuddy Special, an Illinois-based non-profit organization that raises money to provide adaptive equipment for children with special needs.
Over 100 people, including legal, medical and insurance claims professionals and Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys, enjoyed an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the company of Thumbuddy Special volunteers and recipient children and their families.

The event mirrors a similar cocktail party fundraiser that Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP hosted for Thumbuddy Special last year. Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP partner David J. Cahill is a member of Thumbuddy Special’s board of directors and initiated the affiliation between the firm and charity.

In gratitude for its continued support, Thumbuddy Special Co-Founder Mary Ellen Connelly presented Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP with its Generous Hearts Award. Managing Partner Timothy G. Nickels accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

“Swanson, Martin & Bell was pleased to support Thumbuddy Special for a second consecutive year,” said Nickels. “It was great to meet the kids who are supported by this great charity, and we hope our events introduce Thumbuddy Special to an even wider audience.”

The fundraiser’s silent auction and raffle were highlighted by two grand prizes—an Apple iPad, donated by U.S. Legal Support, and a 42-inch Vizio LCD HD television, donated by McCorkle Court Reporting. Two young Thumbuddy Special beneficiaries, Horacio and Christian, assisted Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys in drawing the winning raffle tickets.
In addition, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP and Thumbuddy Special thank the following silent auction donors for their generosity:
Anna Flower Shop
EPIC Restaurant
Get Fit With Bill Witte
Keefer’s Restaurant
LuxBar Restaurant and Neighborhood Bar
Rockit Ranch Productions
Omni Chicago Hotel
Pops for Champagne
Shelley Plate Reporting, Inc.
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique
The Drake Hotel
Tower Design Group LLC
Wildfire Restaurants

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