The Jorgen Yde (JY6) Foundation’s Nurses Dinner is the foundation’s gala event, honoring nurses and raising funds for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 event a success! And, congratulations to Melanie Miller for being named 2017 Nurse of the Year!
JY6 Nurses Dinner
April 1, 2017 marked our sixth annual JY6 Nurses Dinner. We celebrated nurses in the greater Sioux Falls area, heard from pediatric cancer survivor Anna Carlson, honored Melanie Miller of Avera McKennan as our 6th Annual Nurse of the Year, and raised much-needed awareness and funds for pediatric cancer awareness. Thank you for everyone who supported this great event!
Look for information about our seventh annual JY6 Nurses Dinner soon!
Register for Table of 8: Registration is now closed. Look for information about our 2018 JY6 Nurses Gala soon!
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. Look for nomination forms for Nurse of the Year in early 2018 and recognize someone who has gone above and beyond for pediatric cancer patients. Our annual event is open to everyone, especially to our guests of honor: Nurses!