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Annual ‘Roses … Just Because’ fundraiser to support diabetes

Avera Queen of Peace Foundation announces the launching of its annual fundraiser “Roses … Just Because” to benefit the Diabetes Cost Assistance Fund.

Individuals may purchase a dozen long-stemmed roses for $25 and help support diabetes. A selection of colors will again be available, but orders for specific colors are not available.

This is the 19th year the fundraiser has been sponsored.

In the past, “Roses … Just Because” benefited Avera Hospice.

Due to the overwhelming support through the years, Avera Queen of Peace is now blessed with funds to help those patients in need. Therefore, this year’s focus will be on the diabetes care assistance program, which is a growing need within the community.

For more information and to place orders for a dozen long-stemmed roses, please call the Foundation Office at 995-6345 or 995-2217, or you may order online at

All orders must be placed and prepaid by March 17.

Roses will be available to be picked up April 7 and 8, at the maintenance garage at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.

-Source: Avera Queen of Peace Foundation