The Department of Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine organizes and accepts applications for children to attend Camp COCO (Children’s Oncology Camp Organization). Our medically supervised camp program began in 1986 as a break from hospital and clinic visits for children with cancers and related blood disorders living in downstate Illinois communities. Camp COCO is a member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA)—an organization that establishes safety and operational guidelines and practices specific to camps for children with cancer.

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Tee up to help community kids June 5

Children throughout Springfield are receiving extended medical care, and once they return home, their families often need extra help to pay for items or services insurance does not cover. SIU Medicine is inviting all golfers to help these children facing life-altering diseases through the On Par for Pediatrics charity golf outing.

Camp COCO Golf Outing Raffle Tickets on Sale Now

Get your raffle tickets before we sell out! Seven items will be raffled off at the Golf Outing on June 7, 2019. Need not be present to win. Purchase your raffle tickets at the SIU Foundation office at

Camp COCO Golf Outing Set for June 7

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – SIU Medicine invites golfers to form teams for the annual charity golf outing benefiting the Camp COCO Children’s Cancer Fund. A shotgun start will begin the game at 12:30 p.m

Central, Southern Illinois Children with Cancer Attend Camp COCO

Medically supervised camp runs through Friday, June 29