The Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) 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. The emergence of a butterfly is a sign of renewal of life and its flight symbolizes freedom and happiness. 

Save the Date - Saturday, June 8, 2024

Registration 9:00 am | Ceremony 10:00 am


Register online to sponsor a butterfly or call 217.545.2955.

Thomas Garden of Hope

315 West Carpenter Street
Springfield, IL

Your gift benefits the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine.

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.