Two Charities to Be Honored by Simmons Firm Employees at 4th Annual Dinner Auction

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The Simmons firm, one of the leading supporters of mesothelioma cancer research in the country, will hold its Fourth Annual Dinner Auction at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Proceeds will benefit the William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center as well as the Catholic Children's Home. The event is hosted by the Simmons Employee Charitable Foundation.

Our employees have always gone above and beyond when it comes to charitable activities, whether as part of the Simmons Employee Charitable Foundation or acting as independent volunteers in their respective communities

The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center and the Catholic Children's Home are two worthy charities that will both benefit from the Simmons firm's upcoming Fourth Annual Dinner Auction. The event, hosted by the Simmons Employee Charitable Foundation, will be held on Thursday, May 20 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00. Dinner will be served at 7:00, and the live auction and program will round out the proceedings at 8:00.

The Simmons firm invites its employees and their families, along with local businesses and friends to the charity event dinner. Tickets for the event cost $50 per person or $400 for a table of 8. The bar will be open, and business attire is required.

"Our employees have always gone above and beyond when it comes to charitable activities, whether as part of the Simmons Employee Charitable Foundation or acting as independent volunteers in their respective communities," said Simmons firm founding partner, John Simmons. "We as a firm are proud of all the individual and collective charity efforts that our employees lead. We look forward with great anticipation to a lively auction and good dinner together."

The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center is a not-for-profit working to improve the lives of Madison County residents. Created in 1957, the ARC provides high quality programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The programs focus on educational and therapeutic initiatives that encourage physical and mental development.

The Catholic Children's Home is a special place for children in need. Dedicated to helping children that have been neglected or abused; the CCH creates a safe haven for children and families in crisis. Their Special Education Day School was developed specifically for children with learning disabilities and developmental or behavioral disorders.

About the Simmons firm:
The Simmons firm is one of the country's leading asbestos and mesothelioma litigation firms. With offices in Illinois and California, the firm has represented over 2,000 patients and families affected by mesothelioma in nearly every state in the country. The Simmons firm has pledged over $10 million to cancer research and proudly works with top mesothelioma medical experts throughout the country, supporting their work toward a cure. The law firm has also created a mesothelioma video library to provide information and support to mesothelioma victims and their families. Those in need of an experienced mesothelioma lawyer and trustworthy information about the disease can visit http://www.simmonsfirm.com for more details.

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