The SM&SF Club located in Rockford, Illinois, at
1010 Sandy Hollow Road, was established in 1898 as the Swedish Music and Sick Fraternity. At that time, Swedish singing societies were popular in the Midwest with singing competitions being held throughout
the year.
TTThe early Swedish immigrants were also a strong ethnic group that took care of each other, both physically and financially, during times of illness
and death.
TTToday, the SM&SF Club is a non-profit social club with membership that exceeds 600 members. It still maintains an old tradition of caring for the community
by its annual “Kick-In for Cancer” fundraisers that have raised over $30,000 a year to benefit the local hospital’s oncology departments and our local
hospice care providers.