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The Avera Survivors Against Cancer

A group of cancer survivors wanted to share their feelings about living after cancer, treatment and the support that friends and family provide. They also share their thoughts on the Avera Race and why they think it is important in the ongoing fight against cancer. 

2017-2019 Survivors

2016-2017 Survivors

  • Brenda McFarland
  • Leslee Reiland
  • Randi Van Der Sloot

2015-2016 Survivors

  • Holly Gusso
  • Vicki Neve
  • Connie Parker
  • Emily Sass

2013-2015 Survivors

  • Terri Claussen
  • Cindy Foerster
  • Colette Giese
  • Kim Mentzer
  • Rebecca Zeeb
  • Vikki Breen
  • Eunice Burgraff
  • Joyce Senden
  • Kim VanderPoel
  • Colleen Weber

2011-2013 Survivors

2012-2013

  • Shelly Clayton
  • Patty Larson
  • Cathy Marvin
  • Toni VanderPol

2011-2012

  • Cindy Beck
  • Gay Haber
  • Lisa Ladenburger
  • Carol Nelson
  • Traci Rovang

2009-2011 Survivors

2010-2011

  • Laurie Adams
  • Sue Boe
  • Kelly Gellerman
  • Thersa Gordon
  • Karen Kayl
  • Nancy Olson
  • Jeanette Pederson
  • Jill Roberts
  • Andrea Sprik
  • Nancy TerWee

2009-2010

  • Brenda Burton
  • Christina Chelgren
  • Carol Daly
  • Kris Gross
  • Anne Hendriks
  • Kerri Krump
  • Susan Long
  • Cathy Nielson
  • RoseMary Shafer

2006-2009 Survivors

2008-2009

  • Patty Barthel
  • Chris Briest
  • Mindy Laflin
  • Mary Lais
  • LuAnn Neugebauer
  • Susie O'Hara
  • Jeannie Ostrem

2007-2008

  • Camille Alick
  • Beth Babb
  • Florence Holton
  • Janice O'Connor
  • Cheryl Prunty
  • Joni Reiffenberger
  • Shirley Rippe
  • Kathleen Rowland
  • Kristie Schreck
  • Marlene Schroeder
  • Kelli Timmer
  • Glenda Van Roekel

2006 - 2007

  • Judy Davis
  • DeAnn Echols
  • Linn Merkley
  • Denise Moberly
  • Laurie Kalda
  • Donna Scott
  • Jean Snyders
  • Karri Stearns

Nomination Process

Know of a courageous cancer survivor with spirit? Every year, the Avera McKennan Foundation elects new survivors to join this growing group. Please use the nomination form below to be considered or for additional information on nomination deadlines and process, duties and responsibilities and to submit.

Currently Not Accepting Nominations

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888-422-1410

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