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About the Fund

The Camp BETA – Youth Diabetes Fund supports a free overnight camp for children between 9 and 15 who have Type 1 diabetes. Children spend the night at SIU Touch of Nature, where they can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, fishing and zip-lining. SIH registered nurses and dieticians are on hand to make sure the children are staying safe while they have fun.

Camp BETA is possible because of a collaborative effort between SIH and other organizations and individuals in the community. Partnerships include:

  • SIH Staff and Nurses
  • SIH Foundation
  • SIU Touch of Nature
  • SIU Dietetic Internship Program
  • Diabetes Today Resource Team
  • Individual and business donors
  • Many parents and volunteers

Make a Donation

Every dollar is appreciated, much needed and 100% of your donation goes to the recipients.

Online Donation

Click here to make a secure, online donation with your credit card. 

Your credit card billing statement will show the charge from Southern Illinois Healthcare.

Mail a Donation

Make a check payable to the Camp BETA – Youth Diabetes Fund and send to the following address:

SIH Foundation Camp BETA – Youth Diabetes Fund
1239 E Main Street
PO Box 3988
Carbondale, IL 62902-3988

SIH Foundation Fundraising Events

Each year brings new and exciting fundraisers for our SIH Patient & Community Support Funds. Visit SIH Foundation's special events page for information on upcoming events.

Contact Us

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618.457.5200 ext. 67843

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SIH Foundation
1239 East Main Street PO 3988 Carbondale, IL 62902-3988