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Midwest Charity Donates to SIU School of Medicine’s Camp COCO



The Midwest Charity Horse Show Association has donated $7,500 to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Camp COCO from proceeds of the 2012 renowned multi-breed Midwest Charity Horse Show.

The Midwest Charity Horse Show held in June 2012, wrapped-up another successful edition. According to Midwest President, Judy Kjellander, “Midwest Charity 2012 was a fabulous show. With world-class competition, well-filled classes and generous supporters, it was a show to remember. Our hard working group of dedicated board members is able to offer a first-class multi-breed horse show that trainers, exhibitors and spectators have come to love.”

Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all volunteer, non-subsidized organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity and has selected Camp COCO as the beneficiary since 1988, creating an endowment fund, with its cumulative donation totaling $167,500.

Camp COCO is a free, week-long summer camp for children suffering from cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders. Camp is staffed by volunteer medical personnel from the Department of Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, who work with the children all year and enjoy giving their patients a pleasurable break from the daily rigors of hospital medical treatments.

In 2013, Midwest will be held June 11-15 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. For more information about the Midwest Charity Horse Show go to www.midwestcharity.com and for more information about SIU School of Medicine’s Camp COCO call (217) 545-2955.

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