Jorgen Yde was a vibrant, athletic, funny young man. He loved running and baseball, fishing and music, his family and friends- - and they loved him. Jorgen was a sophomore at Sioux Falls Lincoln when he died after an intense battle with leukemia.

Jorgen's only request was that the search for a cure to leukemia and all childhood cancers, continue. To honor his request and create a legacy for him his family started the Jorgen Yde Foundation to help fund pediatric cancer research.

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You can honor his request by participating in a great event this Saturday, May 17th. It's the JY6K Run, Walk, & Zumba Event at the University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex at 6200 S. Cliff Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the 6K run and 1.5 mile walk start at 9 a.m., followed by the Zumba event at 10. For more information call 605-274-3388. Or register online here.