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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 Makes Holly Ball 2020 a Free Virtual Event

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Foundation announces that their annual gala fundraiser, Holly Ball will be held virtually this year. Holly Ball 2020 will take place on Saturday, December 5. It will be a free virtual event allowing CentraCare Foundation supporters and the public to unite for a common cause.

Holly Ball benefits CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center’s Greatest Needs Funds. This year, Holly Ball proudly adds a third beneficiary – funds raised will also support local victims of childhood abuse and their caregivers who are seen at the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center.

Thanks to the gifts of donors, these survivors of abuse receive specialized forensic interviews, comprehensive medical examinations, immediate access to trauma-focused mental health care and client-centered family advocacy all in one place from a skilled and compassionate team.

This year’s theme is Holly Ball: Hope & Healing through music. While Holly Ball will be different the importance of supporting the beneficiaries of this crucial community event remains the same. Holly Bally typically attracts around 2,000 guests. However, a virtual Holly Ball will allow additional people in our community to participate and hear stories of hope and healing.

Click here to watch the official announcement from Holly Ball 2020 Chair Jodi Erkens and Emcee Willow Sweeney Flaherty and to register to receive updates.

About Holly Ball

CentraCare Foundation’s Holly Ball has raised over $10 million from the past 45 years for Cancer and Hospice Programming. These funds provide the little extras not covered by insurance but enrich the quality of life for our patients and their families. Learn more about Holly Ball.