Cruise the Chicago River

The 2nd Annual ‘Memories in the Making’ Event

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Boarding 12:30pm ~ Cruise from 1-3pm | 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.

Please join us on a dementia friendly cruise on the brand new glass-topped Odyssey boat!

Families all over Chicagoland can experience this unique, 2-hour ride with their loved one
diagnosed with memory impairment in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.

Free transportation will be provided from select locations.
(Drop-off at 400 block of Michigan Ave, at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center cul de sac)

Tickets are $25 per pair. This experience is valued at $200.00.
Space is limited to 50 pairs*  RSVP required. 

Cancellation notices would be appreciated 3 days (72 hours) in advance.

  For more information or to RSVP now, contact
Amy Keefner 773.304.6864  | 


Our goal is to make this event as low-cost as possible. We welcome more individuals or organizations to donate in support of this cause. Every donation directly covers the full ticket value and transportation for the families and care partners. For sponsorship and donation information, please contact Tessa McEwen at


Sponsor an individual or family to attend the cruise

All donations directly support the full ticket value and transportation for families, making it possible to attend at a reduced cost.  There is no donation too small to help. Recognition of your sponsorship will be widely visible throughout Chicagoland.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Platinum – $5000+ – $2501 ~ includes company logo and name everywhere we advertise (flyer, social media, day of program), press release mentions as sponsors and 3 minutes of introduction of your company when cruise starts.  You are also able to do any giveaways/promotional items. (Includes 2 company comp tickets.**)
  • Gold – $2500 – $1001 ~ all of the above but no promotional items. (Includes 2 company comp tickets.**)
  • Silver – $1000 – $501 ~ logo and name on everything we advertise. (Includes 1 company comp ticket.**)
  • Bronze – $500 & under ~ name on flyer, social media, program, and poster. (Includes 1 company comp ticket.**)
  • Special Donation – (any amount) given in honor or memory of _____  ~
    Names will be listed or can be named anonymous on the event program* Additional guests beyond the initial $25 pair: $50/ticket
    ** Additional staff rep guests beyond sponsorship comp ticket(s): $100/ticket

Need transportation?

Free transportation will be provided from select locations (City of Chicago and suburbs). Inquire during RSVP call to acquire more information on this service, generously provided by our event sponsors.


This event is wheelchair accessible for entry to the loading dock, boat, and restrooms. The boat is indoors, one-level, & covered with glass ceiling/windows to view the city.

Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided.


News Coverage from our 1st Chicago River Cruise last year:

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