Why Support Avera?

Your gift to the Avera Foundation could make all the difference for someone you care about. By donating, you support lifesaving services that hospital revenue alone cannot provide. Give back to a health care community that’s helped you so it can do the same for your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.

Deck the Halls

Save the Date! 2022 Avera Race Against Cancer

May 7, 2022
Let's run this town! Mark your calendars for the premier event of the year. For 33 years, the Avera Race has remained dedicated to saving the lives of cancer survivors and their families. More to follow.

Your generosity makes life better for those we serve – our patients, residents and their loved ones. Share in our ministry of health and healing by giving to the Avera facility closest to your heart.

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Jason and Emily Feldhaus

Just a Regular Day

They say a parent is as happy as their unhappiest child. For Emily and Jason Feldhaus, this meant many years of struggle, mental anguish and stress as they sought ways to find the right combination of treatment for their troubled son. Starting at the young age of 8, Emily could see the signs. Thankfully, she worked as an emergency department nurse at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, SD.

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$40 Million

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Reasons to Give

  • I am honored to motivate others, including you, your family and organization, to raise the funds to expand the Avera Behavioral Health Center. Your financial gift will make a profound difference for those suffering from the challenges and heartbreak caused by mental illness."

    Mike Huether

  • My identity is about God and being a positive source of support. I know my depression is going to be a lifelong journey. I’m just so appreciative of this community for coming up with the vital funds to support patients and families like me at Avera Behavioral Health. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Moses Idris

  • Losing my son to suicide was devastating and it took me to a very dark place. The Walk of Hope helped me out of the darkness and into the light. I experienced compassion, caring by others who lost loved ones and a purpose to help others to heal as I have.

    Rick Dockter