Avera Employee: Kyle and Kristi Tacke, Yankton, SD
This award celebrates those who inspire their peers through their personal generosity to Avera.
Kyle and Kristi Tacke truly believe in the mission of Avera. As a longtime Avera teammate, Kyle sees first-hand the value of generosity. In turn, he and Kristi have dedicated their philanthropic passion to support patients, residents and families.
Since 2004, the Kyle has been part of the Avera Cares campaign, Avera’s employee giving initiative. Kyle and Kristi’s favorite Avera moment came from Kristi's experience as a grateful patient, which launched the New Look, Same You initiative, a program that supports those on the cancer journey. New Look, Same You began in the Yankton, SD, community, and now exists in other Avera communities.
As a cancer survivor, Kristi was honored to launch the New Look, Same You program. The day Kristi rang the bell following her last treatment was a great milestone; however, launching the New Look, Same You program to provide free wigs to cancer patients has been one of the most profound experiences for the Tackes.
We are grateful to Kyle and Kristi Tacke for their inspiration amongst peers to further the mission through philanthropic support.