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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

Spring Fling 2021

A Free Virtual Benefit for CentraCare Pediatrics and St. Benedict’s Community

Did you miss Spring Fling on May 20? You still can see it below.

Spring Fling Program Cover
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  • Hosted by Chanda Gebhardt
  • Music by violinist Gabe Dalhoff
  • Featuring herb garden planting and grilling with herbs

Spring Fling 2021 was a tremendous success!

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the first virtual Spring Fling raised $135,000 dollars for CentraCare Pediatrics and St. Benedict’s Community.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Granite Logistics and all of our sponsors and donors who made Spring Fling so successful.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor

Thank You to Our Co-Sponsors

Thank You to Our Fund A Need Sponsors



Thank You to Our Additional Sponsors

Executive Producer

Linda & Ken Holmen


Dorothy Gorecki
Multiple Concepts Interiors Carpet One


Bernick Family Foundation
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
US Bank

Associate Producer

Central McGowan – Francis Family
Linda & Ken Holmen
JLG Architects
Regional Diagnostic Radiology


Dr. Tammi & Robert Congdon
Ken & Beth Honkomp
Drew Huxley
Joe & Cathy Kalkman
Brad & Heidi Konkler
Susan & Kurt Kratzke
Patrick & Joy Plamann

Thank you to our Fund-A-Need Donors

Dr. Jill L. & Joe Amsberry
Erin Bitzan
Deanna Buchta
Charles D. Nielsen & Peggy L. Carlson
Ryan & Bethany Cross
Beth & Michael Cummings
Dean B. & Allison M. Dahmen
Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
Donna Deutsch
Meghan Dingmann
Dan & Cassandra Edelbrock
Rich & Jodi Erkens - Audio Video Extremes
Carol D. Gibson-Miller
Granite City Motor Car
Stephanie Hagen
Thomas P. Hartmann, CPA
Judge Elizabeth Hayden & Judge Charles Flinn, Jr.
Elizabeth A. & Patrick Hensley
Linda and Ken Holmen
Ken & Beth Honkomp
James & Tracy Ketzeback
Patty & Jeff Knapek
Brad & Heidi Konkler
Robert & Mary Kovell Kovell
Dr. David A. & Frida T. Kruse
Dr. Kathleen A. & Robert Kulus
Dr. Elaina Lee
Jodi Lillemoen
Jerome W. Lindenfelser
Bobbie Mattison
Darla & Brian Mergen
Dawn & Patrick Moen
George & Mary Kay Morris
Gwen Muehring
Art & Jane Patten
Marilyn Peitso, MD, & Peder Hegland
Paul & Katie Radeke
Jim & Ann Schleper
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
Sadie Seezs
Thomas D. & Lexy St. Hilaire
Mark & Helen Swanson
Stephanie & Jason Theisen
Melissa & Ryan Weber
Rose & Mike Windschitl
Pat & Penny Zook

Contact the Foundation office at or call 320-240-2810.