Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU’s release of butterflies is a beautiful way to honor the living and celebrate the memory of loved ones by sponsoring a butterfly in their names.

The ceremony will include the public reading of the names of those being honored and/or remembered, music, inspirational readings, and a magnificent release of butterflies. Seating is limited and masks are required.

The emergence of a butterfly is a sign of renewal of life and its flight symbolizes freedom and happiness.

Your gift of $25 per butterfly/name benefits Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU.

To sponsor, go online or call 217-545-00395.

Our mission is serving the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service.


Registration: 9:00 am
Ceremony: 10:00 am