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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 2020: Virtual Holly Ball 2020 Raises Real Money

Even a pandemic couldn’t stop our generous community from contributing more than $600,000 to our 2020 Holly Ball on Dec. 5. Thank you to our sponsors, business partners, planning committee, volunteers and all who joined us for this first Holly Ball virtual event.

We extend special thanks to our 2020 Event Chair Jodi Erkens and Vice Chair Patty Gaetz.

More than 1,000 people participated virtually and learned more about our 2020 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 here.

We are thrilled to report that during the program, we raised nearly $40,000 for the Silent Auction!

A special thank you to all of our fund-a-need sponsors for helping us raise $110,000:

  • $15,000 Fund A Need Presenting sponsor Perry L. Evans
  • $5,000 Fund-A-Need sponsor Anderson Trucking Service; Emergency Physicians Professional Associates Marco Technologies, LLC; and Viking Coca-Cola
  • $2,500 Fund A Need Sponsors Peggy Carlson & Charles Nielsen; Central Minnesota Diagnostic; Corner Home Medical; Dunham; I.C. System, Inc.; Lamar Outdoor Advertising; Melrose Electric; Jaclyn Wainwright; John & Mary Weitzel; Rose & Mike Windschitl; and Xcel Energy Foundation.

See photos from the 2020 virtual event.

About 25 years ago, Holly Ball began honoring those we have loved and lost in the Book of Life. This year, the cherished tradition continues through an online format. See the Book of Life 2020.

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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