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

Dec. 4, 2021

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

Because of the generosity of our community, Holly Ball raised $550,000 on Dec. 4. Thank you to our sponsors, business partners, planning committee, volunteers and all who joined us for this Holly Ball virtual event that was broadcast live from Rivers Edge Convention Center.

We extend special thanks to our 2021 Event Chair Jodi Erkens and Vice Chair Patty Gaetz.

More than 1,000 people have watched our virtual event so far and learned more about our 2021 beneficiaries — CentraCare Hospice, Coborn Cancer Center and the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center. If you missed the event or wish to watch it again, you can still view it:

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We are thrilled to report that we raised more than $30,000 for the Silent Auction!

A special thank you to all of our fund-a-need sponsors for helping us raise $52,000: our $15,000 Fund-A-Need Presenting sponsor Perry L. Evans; our $5,000 Fund-A-Need sponsors Emergency Physicians Professional Associates and Marco Technologies, LLC; and our $2,500 Fund A Need Sponsors AiRCare Health; Falcon National Bank; and I.C.System, Inc.

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

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