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CentraCare Health Foundation’s 2017 Holly Ball sets a record!

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The CentraCare Health Foundation presented the 43rd annual Holly Ball on December 2, 2017 at the River’s Edge Convention Center with more than 2,000 guests in attendance. The Winter Nights event raised a record-breaking $820,000, which included a Fund-A-Need segment that raised $131,000!

This community engaging event included a live program with co-emcees Ken Holmen, MD, president & CEO of CentraCare Health, and Kylie Bearse of the WCCO Mid-Morning Show, featuring performances by local musicians, bands and dancers.

Also, more than 700 enthusiastic volunteers contributed to making this even a success, including co-event chairs Kelly Wahlin and Melissa Rothstein, and vice-chair Jessica Soldner. Funds raised will benefit the CentraCare Health Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds.

Save the date for the 44th annual Holly Ball, “Dancing in the Rain,” on December 1, 2018!

To learn more, view the Holly Ball webpage.

About CentraCare Health Hospice
Hospice provides comfort and dignity and respects human life from beginning to end for patients who have a six month or less life expectancy and are accepting of comfort care. It helps support people in the final stages of their lives and offers an environment of hope that symptoms can be managed, fears diminished, questions answered and loneliness eased. Hospice enables patients and their families to approach death and dying with dignity and respect. St. Cloud Hospice cared for more than 400 patients and their families last year within a 45-mile radius of St. Cloud.

About Coborn Cancer Center
Coborn Cancer Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and an extensive range of treatment options to support cancer patients and their families. The American College of Surgeons has designated the Coborn Cancer Center as a certified comprehensive community cancer program. Coborn Cancer Center philosophy of care is holistic combining high-tech services with a strong patient-family care model. For more information or a referral, call (320) 229-4907 or visit For information about funds that support Coborn Cancer Center through the CentraCare Health Foundation, call 320-240-2810.