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posted: 10/26/2012 2:53 PM

Veterans families get makeovers in Schaumburg

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Submitted by Heart of a Marine Foundation

The Heart Of A Marine Foundation, headquartered in Elk Grove Village, is working with Mario Tricoci Schaumburg to give makeovers to family members of veterans staying in Maywood while veterans receive treatment at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Maywood.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the residents of Fisher House, located on the campus of the hospital, will receive pampering treatments followed by a "red carpet" reveal dinner at the Ram Restaurant in Schaumburg. A portion of the cost is underwritten by Fifth-Third Bank of Chicago.

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Fisher House is a home away from home for military families of patients receiving medical care at Hines. They stay as needed, without cost.

"This is an incredible gift for our families," said Holly Wright, Fisher House representative. "The last thing they think of is themselves. This will be an extraordinary experience for everyone."

Mario Tricoci manager Rachel Mills said she was immediately on board with the event.

"It's a wonderful thing and humbling experience for our team to host an event like this," she said. "We love the opportunity to make someone's day, and an afternoon of pampering can do just that."

Foundation President Georgette Frank said: "These families give their all every day, emotionally and physically. We want to say 'thanks' with a day all to themselves. These family members are the backbone of those who serve our country. It is our honor to give them a lift in their day."

For information on The Heart Of A Marine Foundation, visit www.heartofamarine.org or call (847) 621-7324.

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