This annual event honors distinguished Southern Nevada nurses with an awards presentation. patients, friends, co-workers and other health professionals nominate nurses in 24 categories plus the category of "Distinguished Nurse of the Year" and two "Nurse's Choice". These nominations are given biographical data forms that are submitted for judging, which is done by a committee of peers. Receipients in each category are recognized before all those attending the event. Corporate sponsors support the nurses and provide funds to further the mission of the March of Dimes. This is the largest and oldest event of its kind in the nation.