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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 Benefits Programs and Services

Learn how Holly Ball supports Cancer, Hospice and the Child Advocacy Center

Philanthropy-funded Cancer programs and services:

  • 257 patients were seen for wig-fittings (wigs, scarves, hats are 100 percent philanthropically supported)
  • 290 women were seen for post-surgical garments to have after undergoing a lumpectomy or mastectomy since January 2019
  • 166 patients received acupuncture this past year
  • Chair yoga class and yoga for cancer classes are offered at the Healing Center. Class sizes range from 4 to 10 to allow for more personalized instruction, focusing on individual physical thresholds as patients go through and finish treatment
  • Palliative Care now is offered at the Healing Center increasing awareness of services at the Healing Center available to patients
  • Art Therapy has grown from one day a week to three days a week in the first year. Individual sessions and group sessions for patients and caregivers are now available

Philanthropy-funded hospice programs and services:

  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Animal therapy
  • Educational resources on death and dying and grief and bereavement
  • No One Dies Alone volunteers
  • We Honor Veterans to improve the care provided to veterans

Philanthropy-funded Child Advocacy Center programs and services:

CentraCare’s Child Advocacy Center has seen over 860 victims and 980 caregivers from 21 counties in Central Minnesota since opening over three years ago. Survivors and their caregivers receive:

  • Specialized forensic interviews
  • Comprehensive medical examinations
  • Client-centered family advocacy
  • Backpacks with personal care and comfort items
  • Immediate access to trauma-focused mental health care as part of their healing journey
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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