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Virtual Butterfly Release to honor loved ones, support cancer research

July 10, 2020
The emergence of a butterfly is a sign of the renewal of life and its flight symbolizes freedom and happiness. Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine's release of butterflies is a beautiful way to honor the living and celebrate the memory of loved ones. SCI will be holding its 12th annual Butterfly Release virtually this summer so that individuals may safely honor loved ones by sponsoring a butterfly in their names. The online event will be shared July 31 on SCI's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
Please note: No gathering event will occur and no names will be read.
Your gift of $25 per butterfly/name benefits Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine. Butterflies can be purchased through July 30 at
Questions can be directed to the Foundation Office at 217-545-2955.