2022 D&D Committee

Denim and Diamonds

An Evening in Tuscany

Denim & Diamonds Gala 2023

Saturday, October 14 - Crowne Plaza Springfield | 6PM

For tickets and sponsorship information: https://aesbid.com/ELP/SIUDD23 

Denim & Diamonds provides the seed funds for critical and innovative cancer research, compassionate patient programs and to further address the growing needs of our patient population.

Denim & Diamonds 2022

The 2022 Denim & Diamonds gala raised more than $315,000 for Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Thank you to all those who are furthering local cancer research and improving cancer care. From our generous sponsors and guests to those who bid on auction items or purchased raffle tickets, we appreciate you.


Denim & Diamonds Gala

Denim & Diamonds Gala provides the seed funds for local cancer research, patient programs that further address the growing needs of Simmons Cancer Institute’s patient population. Patient programs offer a variety of complementary therapies, such as yoga and fitness classes designed to make patients’ lives better.

Providers at Simmons Cancer Institute view the physical aspect of cancer treatment as only part of the approach to care. Simmons Cancer Institute’s commitment to patients is to heal the whole person, not just treat the disease. 

If you were unable to attend the event, you can still join us in the fight against cancer by donating to cancer research or to our patient support fund.