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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

Clearwater Travel Plaza Raises More Than $200,000 For Community Health

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Since 2009, the Clearwater Travel Plaza in Clearwater has raised over $200,000 for the Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud. These gifts have been raised as a result of hosting numerous fundraising events including an annual golf tournament, an annual cancer walk and a past outdoor Zumba class event.

According to Chief Operating Officer Wendy Johnson, who has been with the company for 33 years, “The Coborn Cancer Center is just down the road from us, and it serves our local community; some of our employees and their families have received care there, so that makes it the obvious choice. We want to make sure the fundraised dollars go to where we want them, so that we, and our community, can get the health care they need.” 

And they are not only focused on supporting their employees, but also raising dollars and providing a great experience for all who participate in any of their fundraising events because, according to Wendy, “It’s the right thing to do.”

See the CentraCare Health Foundation’s feature story about Clearwater Travel Plaza’s cumulative giving.

For more information on Clearwater Travel Plaza’s 2019 fundraising events, visit