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Holly Ball 2020

Your Support Is Essential, Now More Than Ever

Holly Ball is happening! Holly Ball 2020 will be a FREE virtual event allowing CentraCare Foundation supporters and the public to unite for a common cause.

Watch the video below as we share our initial vision for Holly Ball 2020.

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Holly Ball 2020 Hope & Healing Through Music

Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Although we cannot gather in person, our goal remains the same — to raise money for CentraCare Hospice, Coborn Cancer Center and NEW for 2020, the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center.

Holly Ball will be a free virtual event this year, with planning in accordance to Stay Safe MN and the Minnesota Department of Health. Please familiarize yourself with this guidance, as updates may occur. We will communicate on this page and on our Facebook page updates, as necessary.

Support the Holly Ball Silent Auction in 2020
Donated items to Holly Ball’s silent auction go to support the services and program mentioned above. Since Holly Ball is moving to a free virtual event, these items will take on added importance in 2020.

To learn more details and to donate an item for Holly Ball 2020, please download the Silent Auction Registration Form (PDF). Or contact Sandy Spoden at 320-240-2810 or

About Holly Ball

Holly Ball has raised more than $10 million over the past 45 years for cancer and hospice programming. These funds provide the little extras not covered by insurance that enrich the quality of life for our patients and their families.

For 2020, we are proud to announce that part of your contribution also will support local victims of child abuse and their caregivers who are seen at the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center.

Thanks to your gift, these survivors receive specialized forensic interviews, comprehensive medical examinations, client-centered family advocacy, backpacks with personal care and comfort items and immediate access to trauma-focused mental health care.

Holly Ball 2019: A Night to Remember

Because of your generosity, CentraCare Foundation had a record-breaking event raising nearly $865,000 for CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. We’d like to express gratitude and appreciation for all of the volunteers, benefactors, sponsors and more than 2,000 attendees who contributed to making this year’s event a successful Holly Ball.

A special thank you to our chairs, Chanda Gebhardt, Melissa Rothstein, Jessica Soldner, Lily Tenvoorde and Kelly Wahlin, along with our Vice Chair Jodi Erkens and to the committee members and warehouse crew for sharing their time and talent to make Holly Ball 2019 a smooth and successful voyage.

A special thank you to all of our fund-a-need sponsors for helping us raise $135,000 onsite for cancer and hospice. And thank you to our $15,000 Fund A Need Presenting sponsor Perry L. Evans; our $10,000 Fund A Need sponsors Central McGowan-Francis Family, Faber Family - Viking Coca-Cola, First Choice, Armada Coffee; our $5,000 Fund-A-Need sponsors Marco Technologies, LLC, and Wilkie Sanderson; and our $2,500 Fund A Need Sponsors AiRCare Health, I.C.System, Inc., and Prestige Parking & Valet.

Watch and share our music video of the song “Walk Together” performed by Michael Shynes, written exclusively for CentraCare Foundation's 2019 Holly Ball!

Song written by: Scott Wachtler, Michael Shynes & Ted Manderfeld

Michael Shynes performs “Walk Together” accompanied by dancers from Ms. Melinda’s Dance Studio.

Willow Sweeney Flaherty shares her family's personal cancer journey and CentraCare experience.

Listen to the 2019 post-Holly Ball interview on WJON with CentraCare Foundation Vice President Brad Konkler and Director of Development Operations Dawn Moen.

Photos from Holly Ball 2019
Holly Ball 2019 dinner
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Make a Contribution

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare Hospice, Coborn Cancer Center and Child Advocacy Center Greatest Needs Funds. Help improve the lives of patients and their families today by sponsoring or donating to Holly Ball.

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