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Leopardo Band Receives “Warmest Heart” Award

CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2011) — On Friday, December 2, Leopardo’s company band, the Liquidated Damages, was honored with the 2011 “Warmest Heart” award by Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

“We at Beacon are very fortunate to be surrounded by compassionate, caring people – people who never cease to amaze us with their kindness and who find great joy in giving others their time, talents and treasures,” the non-profit stated in its press release.

Since 1968 Beacon Therapeutic continues to provide hope, healing and empowerment to at-risk families and children. From addressing the needs of homeless children via its Shelter Outreach Services Program to its Intensive Outpatient Programs, Beacon is relentless in assuring fulfillment of its mission: “Empowering children and families by helping them find their way to a better future by providing accredited educational, mental health, and social services.” Beacon seeks to accomplish this mission through the provision of innovative services to the most fragile children and their families in the metropolitan Chicago area.

Formed in 1999, Liquidated Damages is a group of musicians from Leopardo and its business partners. It plays an eclectic set of music across every genre. The band was organized primarily for the purpose of playing fundraisers and helping to make a difference in the community. To date, the band has helped raise more than $1.2 million for various charitable organizations, such as City of Hope, UPS for DownS, Alzheimer’s Association and Beacon Therapeutic. Watch Liquidated Damages 2010 REACH Social performance, held at the House of Blues, with special guest Jim Peterik.