The JY6 Foundation recognized Melanie Miller as its seventh annual Nurse of the Year on April 1, 2017.
2017 Nurse of the Year winner Melanie Miller with the JY6 Board and Operations Team.

The Jorgen Yde (JY6) Foundation’s Nurses Dinner is the foundation’s gala event, honoring nurses and raising funds for pediatric cancer research. This year’s event will take place on April 7, 2018. Purchase your tickets below!

 

JY6 Nurses Dinner

Childhood cancer survivor Anna Carlson delivered the keynote address at the 2017 JY6 Nurses Dinner.
Our honored guest and childhood cancer survivor Anna Carlson delivering the keynote address at the 2017 JY6 Nurses Dinner.Dinner.

April 7, 2018 will mark our seventh annual JY6 Nurses Dinner. We celebrate nurses in the greater Sioux Falls area and honor the Nurse of the Year, all while raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

Look for information about our seventh annual JY6 Nurses Dinner soon!

Register for Table of 8: Registration is now open. Purchase a table to our 2018 JY6 Nurses Dinner here.

Register for an Individual Ticket: Registration is now open. Purchase individual tickets here.

For any questions please call: 605.274.3388 or by email: events@jy6foundation.org

JY6 Nurse of the Year

This year we honored our sixth ever recipient of the JY6 Nurse of the Year Award. Our first year, Jorgen’s nurses from Sanford Children’s Hospital were honored, just as he requested. Subsequent Nurse of the Year Award winners include:

  • Nancy Pierson of Avera McKennan (2013)
  • Kristi Johannson of Sanford Children’s (2014)
  • Linda Harding of Avera McKennan (2015)
  • Ardis Hovdenes of Sanford Health (2016)
  • Melanie Miller of Avera McKennan (2017)

Every year we will continue our tradition of honoring hematology/oncology nurses within our greater Sioux Falls community with this award.

Our annual event is open to everyone, especially to our guests of honor: Nurses!

2016 Nurse of the Year Award winner Ardis Hovdenes assisting with the presentation of this year's award alongside the Ydes.
Last year’s Nurse of the Year Award winner Ardis Hovdenes assisting with the presentation of this year’s award alongside the Ydes.
JY6 CEO Dane Yde with 2017 Guest of Honor Kallie Brovold!
JY6 CEO Dane Yde with 2017 Guest of Honor Kallie Brovold!