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

Photo Fun

Have some photo fun with your family on Holly Ball night! Take photos of you and your family while you enter your living room to watch Holly Ball or enjoying the event together. Imagine yourselves on the red carpet or at a photo booth!

Email your photos to and we will put them on our virtual backdrops and load them on our Facebook page. If you are technically savvy and want to create them yourself, please do and then just email the final version to us. We suggest taking full body photos for best results.

Download your Photo Booth Backdrops to have even more photo fun with your family.

Backdrop Options

If you have questions, email us at

Make A Gift Today!

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