Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health 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 helps 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


Gala & Auction

Virtual Gold Gala - November 12, 2021

Carris Health Foundation hosts an annual Gala & Auction as the major fundraising event to support the mission of Carris Health. Every year, a different program or project is chosen to receive event proceeds. Click here to view the list of the past events.

Foot Lake 4 Race - Willmar

The Foot Lake 4 Walk / Run is a four mile race that takes place each year during Willmar Fest. It is designed to provide fun for all age groups and levels of participation. Foot Lake 4 is an event for the whole family. Learn more.

Heinie & Dan Ridler Golf Tournament - Willmar

Heinie & Dan Ridler Charity Golf Tournament is a 5-person scramble held the second Monday of each July at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Carris Health - Rice Hospice. Learn more.

"Stuff the Ambulance" Toy Drive - Willmar

During the Holiday season, the Ambulance Crew organizes an annual "Stuff the Ambulance" Toy Drive outside Uptown Willmar (Formerly Kandi Mall) in Willmar. The public can donate new, unwrapped toys for children in need! Monetary donations are also accepted. All donations received support services offered by the local Salvation Army.

Bike Rodeo - Redwood

Carris Health - Redwood hosts a Bike Rodeo as a part of the hospital's trauma designation. The event is sponsored by area businesses and service clubs to provide bike safety education and helmets with the help of community partners to prevent head trauma.

Hospice Tree of Light - Redwood

Virtual Tree of Lights Ceremony - November 19, 2021

As the holiday season approaches, The Tree of Lights is a visual remembrance of many dear loved ones we have lost during the year. We invite you to help us build a community of light and hope by supporting our Annual Tree of Lights Annual Giving Campaign. You can make a meaningful gift that will directly benefit your community – friends and loved ones, co-workers, and neighbors. 1,000 lights are added to the Tree of Lights for every $2,000 donated. The star is lit when the fundraising goal is met.

A short ceremony is held with time for fellowship and end by lighting the tree outside of Carris Health - Redwood medical campus.

Redwood Falls Farmers Market

Carris Health Foundation - Redwood is proud to sponsor the Redwood Falls Farmers Market by acting as the fiscal host and coordinator of volunteers to staff the welcome booth. Redwood Falls Farmers Market is held downtown Redwood Falls on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the growing season.

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