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

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

Military Families Hosted