Yellow Rose Week 2022 is a huge success for individuals with life threatening illness!

Thursday, July 07, 2022

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Yellow Roses
Yellow Roses

Yellow Rose Week, the primary source of funding for the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund (SJMF), a service of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, was celebrated in Northeastern South Dakota, June 6th-10th, 2022. 

The SJMF provides grants to individuals diagnosed with a life-threatening illness who are in financial need, due to their medical crisis.  Grants help with everyday expenses such as medical bills, the cost of medications, travel related to medical care, groceries, utilities, or rent. 

Since the funds inception in 1999, 836 individuals have been awarded grants totaling over $465,700.00

This year the SJMF Committee Members and volunteers, Buck and Deb Jacobson, Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation and System Board of Director’s, volunteers, staff, and area volunteers from Clark (Clark Flower & Gift Shop), Florence, Milbank (Donna Buttke & Terri Weber), South Shore, and Waverly (Peggy Meyer), raised over $30,000.00 through donations and the sales of yellow roses, decals, and yard signs.  100% of all dollars raised will be used for grants to individuals.

We would like to thank the numerous businesses and individuals in Watertown and the surrounding Northeast Region, for the tremendous outpouring of help and support! We are successful because of you!  Thank you!    

SJMF was established by Suzanne Jacobson’s friends and family, to continue to positively impact the lives of those in need, just as Suzanne did through her care and professionalism during her many years of service as a physician’s assistant, prior to her passing in 1998.

The SJMF is grateful to receive donations year-round.  If you would like to learn more about Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s SJMF, or if you would like to donate, visit our website at or call us at the Foundation at 605-882-7631. 

Written by Lisa Dahl, Executive Director
Last modified on Thursday, July 07, 2022