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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

Holly Ball 2021

Holly Ball program
Click to view our 2021 digital event program

Dec. 4, 2021

Watch Holly Ball 2021 Again!

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“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.”

Watch as our host, Willow Sweeney Flaherty, shares more about our free virtual event.

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Holly Ball: A Celebration of Music

Event Itinerary

Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • Silent Auction Opens at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

  • Log in to join us for a LIVE virtual Holly Ball 2021: A Celebration of Music hosted by Willow Sweeney Flaherty!

Musical Entertainment

  • Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos
  • Kidd Vegas
  • Michael Shynes
  • David Gerald Sutton

Special Performances by:

  • Marc Sanderson
  • Ms. Melinda’s Dance Studio

8 p.m. Formal Program Concludes

8 p.m. until . . . ? Musical entertainment by Deuces Wild, Kidd Vegas, Michael Shynes, David Gerald Sutton

Since we’re live and virtual, the music could last a little while longer so share in the fun by dancing from your living room!

9 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

If you have any questions, contact CentraCare Foundation at or call 320-240-2810.

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Complete a registration form.

Holly Ball 2020

A Music Milestone: Walk Together

“Walk Together” premiered at the 2019 Holly Ball, a CentraCare Foundation event that benefited CentraCare’s Cancer and Hospice programs.

The concept for the song and music video was a team effort. The Holly Ball production team wanted a song to inspire those who have cancer and those who love them.

Scott Wachtler wrote the preliminary lyrics and music as an inspiration for Michael Shynes. Then, Michael and Ted Manderfeld worked from the lyrics and melody to come up with the final song that was produced with the help of David Gerald Sutton. Click on Watch on YouTube to see the lyrics.

Make A Gift or Purchase Your Sponsorship Today!

Your gift or sponsorship to Holly Ball will benefit CentraCare Hospice, Cancer Care and the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center.

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