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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 Holly Ball 2021 Gala Fundraiser In-Person & Virtually

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Foundation announced that their annual gala fundraiser, Holly Ball, will be held in-person this year. Holly Ball 2021 will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4. Sponsors and guests will be in physical attendance while other supporters will be able to enjoy a virtual event.

Holly Ball benefits CentraCare Hospice, Coborn Cancer Center and the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center’s Greatest Needs Funds. Money raised at Holly Ball supplements additional programs and services not covered by insurance, including:

  • Art therapy and home delivered meals for CentraCare Hospice patients,
  • Yoga classes for cancer patients at the Coborn Healing Center,
  • Comprehensive medical examinations at the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center.

Learn more about how Holly Ball funds help patients and families.

This year’s theme is Holly Ball: A Celebration of Music. Holly Ball continues to provide support to CentraCare patients and families, while uniting our community in an evening of celebration, storytelling and entertainment.

Click here to watch the official announcement from Holly Ball 2021 Chair Jodi Erkens and Vice-Chair Patty Gaetz, and information on how to receive updates about Holly Ball 2021.

About Holly Ball

CentraCare Foundation’s Holly Ball has raised over $11 million from the past 46 years for the greatest patient needs for CentraCare Hospice and the Coborn Cancer Center, as well as the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center. These funds provide the little extras not covered by insurance but enrich the quality of life for our patients and their families.