Support Longtime FOFH-IL Partner
Society of Military Engineers - Chicago Post

10th Annual SAME Boat Cruise
Benefits Veterans & Military Families

SAME’s Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts invite you to a end our 10th Annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser to Benefit Veterans and Military Families Support Organizations. This two‐hour cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening with fellow SAME members and guests, as well as to learn about and support local and national service organizations.

We are continuing our collaboration with Friends of Fisher House‐Hines VA, as a founding member. In addition, proceeds from the Cruise will be placed in a revolving fund to support veterans and military families support organizations. Since our 1st Cruise in 2007, we have raised over $25,000 and supported a diverse group of worthy organizations.

July 27, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Twilight Cruise
(6:45 p.m. Boarding)
For Funfilled Camaraderie
Purchase Tickets now!

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FOFH-IL is grateful to Harry Theodore, FOFH-IL Vice President – Media Relations, who has from "day-one" (July 2008) donated his time, talent and materials to photographically record all FOFH-IL and numerous Hines VA Fisher House events for sharing with supporters.

Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

I’m overwhelmed by the impeccable service…this has been one of the most beautiful experiences under the circumstances for my Dad’s medical problems…grateful doesn’t cover how I feel and blessed.


This our first time at the Fisher House—how amazing it is! ...thank you for providing comfort when we’re feeling most uncertain of what our future holds…after long days at the hospital it’s so nice to find fellowship upon return “home.”


Back nice to know the Fisher House and staff are here for us. Especially when there is so much unknown in the future of my husband’s health…you provide for us at a time when we are dealing with issues that sometimes overwhelm us.


The staff didn’t act like staff. They treated us like family. I thought it would be like living in barracks. Wow, was I wrong! I’m grateful to Fisher House..found a new charity that is near and dear to my heart.


This stay helped so much! God blessed me by allowing us to stay in the Fisher House which gives peace in this timed of need.


After being here 32 days, we are going home…Fisher House is a lifesaver..what a beautiful place! Thankful for everyone who touched our lives.

Military Families Hosted