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Rush Medical hospital

Monday, December 17th, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00 CDT

This visit is limited to s total of 5 pilots due to hospital policy. All pilots must have a current flu shot. If you are driving, please park in the visitor lot located on the south west corner of Harrison and Ashland. Take the bridge on the 4th floor of the garage into the ATRIUM/MAIN HOSPITAL. Stop at the information desk for a visitor pass. You are going to 6 Kellogg the general pediatric unit. Take a left from the visitor's desk into the main hospital (Au Bon Pain cafe will be on your right). Walk through the main lobby and take a right at the T in the hallway, towards the C elevators. Follow the hallway to the C elevators, located on your right past all of the artwork. Take the C elevators to the 6th floor. When you exit the elevator bay please ask the secretary for Meg from child life. If you need anything once you enter the building, use any house phone to call Meg at 3-4260.

Dress Code: Uniform
Get Directions: 1620 West Harrison Pavillion 556. Chicago il. 60612
RSVP: Olga Waterhouse. Olciu27@gmail.com

Advocate Children's Hospital

Friday, December 14th, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00 CDT

Please join us for the visit to Advocate Children's Hospital. There are aprox. 75-100 children we will visit so we will need a larger group of pilots. Thank you!

Dress Code: Uniform
Get Directions: 4440 W. 95th Street Oak Lawn, Ill 60953
RSVP: Kathi Hurst rowtygirls@aol.com 815-404-1100

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00 CDT

Please join us in visiting the Children's hospital to pass out toys for our annual Pilots for Kids event. Please direct all pilots to come to the main hospital entrance in the front of the Tower building. It is about in the center of that curved glass section that faces Dempster Street. That is the easiest because where we are meeting in the 2-Tower Family Room is directly above that entry-way lobby and is easily accessible by the stairway or elevators located right there.

Dress Code: Uniform
Get Directions: 1775 Dempster St. Park Ridge, Ill 60069
RSVP: Kathi Hurst 815-404-1100 rowtygirls@aol.com

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Visit

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30 CDT

Hospital visit to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. All pilots must have the flu shot 2 weeks prior to the event and be free of the cold or flu. Please meet in the Family Life Center at the arrival time.

Dress Code: Uniform.
Get Directions: 225 E. Chicago Ave. Downtown Chicago
RSVP: Kevin Buchar 773-895-0602 k.buchar@comcast.net


Thursday, November 1st, 2018 - 00:00 to 00:00 CDT

I just wanted to pass along information regarding donation requests: (we are in need this year due to the large amount of kids we will be visiting in several different hospitals). All donations are “tax deductible”. 100% of their donations will be returned to our local pilot group (Chicago) to purchase the toys. Here are the following instructions to make a donation: •GO TO pilotsforkids.org •CLICK “Donate (blue button)” •SELECT “Direct my donation to" •SELECT “Chicago” •Complete cardholder data •Print tax-deductable receipt

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