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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Health Foundation spring fundraiser featuring Jane Seymour

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The CentraCare Health Foundation will host the annual Spring Fling benefit on Thursday, May 4. This Farm to Table event, presented by PCI, features locally sourced, sustainably grown cuisine, is a fundraiser for St. Benedict’s Senior Community and the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center. As a new feature this year, it will feature Jane Seymour—sculptor, artist and actor, hosted by Gene and Sheelah Windfeldt.

“Spring Fling is a unique event this year because we are showcasing art in healing,” says CentraCare Health President & CEO, Dr. Ken Holmen. “Because of philanthropic efforts, many people, no matter where they are in their health journey, can experience the amazing benefits of our art programs and services.”

Last year, because of generous donors, $150,000 was raised to support St. Benedict’s Senior Community and CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center. In addition, with the help of a $10,000 anonymous match, the fund-a-need raised over $30,000 at the event for resuscitation devices.

spring fling presents farm to table

Spring Fling Evening events include:

5-6:30 p.m. – Social

  • Jane Seymour Single Open Heart Monumental Sculpture Celebration (donated by the Windfeldt Family), Art Gallery and Meet & Greet
  • Farmer's Market Hors d'oeuvres featuring recipes and cooking demonstrations using locally grown food
  • Music by Country Roads (A Tribute to John Denver)

6:30 p.m. – Farm to Table Dinner

  • Prepared with locally grown food and wine

7:30 p.m. - Program

  • Featuring Special Guest Jane Seymour

8-9 p.m. - Desserts & Music

  • Music by Country Road

Additional events with Jane Seymour:

  • Jane will be hosting a painting session at St. Benedict’s Senior Community Friday morning, May 5 from 9-10 a.m. With her passion for art and the impact it can have on healing, Jane will join residents as they experience the joy of painting. If media are interested in attending, please call 320-251-2700, ext. 78706.
  • Jane will be featured at an “Art Exhibition Opening Reception,” which includes an Open House Meet & Greet on Friday May 5 from 1-3 p.m. hosted by the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown St. Cloud. The event is free and open to the public. The Paramount Center art gallery will be featuring Seymour’s artwork May 5-25.