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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 Foundation’s 2019 Holly Ball sets a record!

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The CentraCare Foundation presented the 45th annual Holly Ball on Dec. 7 at the River’s Edge Convention Center with more than 2,000 guests in attendance. The 45th Voyage event raised a record-breaking amount of nearly $865,000, which included a Fund-A-Need segment that raised more than $135,000 onsite!

In Holly Ball’s dinner room, the live program included co-emcees Marc Sanderson and Larry Logeman, with special guest speaker Willow Sweeney Flaherty. It also featured the world premiere of the music video “Walk Together” with a live performance by local musician Michael Shynes and dancers from Ms. Melinda’s Dance Studio. 

Also, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers contributed to making this event a success, including chairs Chanda Gebhardt, Melissa Rothstein, Jessica Soldner, Lily Tenvoorde and Kelly Wahlin, along with Vice Chair Jodi Erkens. Funds raised will benefit the CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds.

Save the date for the 46th annual Holly Ball on Dec. 5, 2020!

Visit the Holly Ball webpage