Coborn Family Donates $1 Million to Survivorship Center
ST. CLOUD -- CentraCare Health received a $1 million donation from the Coborn Family Foundation for a planned cancer Survivorship Center.
The planned 6,000 square-foot center will cost about $3.2 million and provide various services to cancer survivors including wellness and integrative therapies like yoga, acupuncture, massage, and more.
"The Coborn Cancer Center is where you come to receive your care and your treatment," says Sonja Wiever of CentraCare. "[The Survivorship Center] is the next phase -- it's to help our patients live a new normal way of life once you're done with treatment."
Wiever says the hope is to break ground on the new facility this fall, with a targeted opening date next spring or summer.
The Survivorship Center will be located next to the current Coborn Cancer Center at the CentraCare Health Plaza. Wiever says more fundraising efforts for the center will include an employee campaign this spring and the Holly Ball event from this winter.
Chris Coborn, President, Chairman and CEO of Coborn's, released a statement to the media saying:
“Every guest who comes into our stores has been touched by cancer in some way ... We believe it is fitting to help establish this center to help strengthen the overall care of our community ... We are thankful for the community’s support of the Coborn’s company over the years, and we appreciate this opportunity to give back.”
Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare Health President & CEO released a statement saying:
“With a grateful heart, we say 'thank you' to the Coborn Family Foundation for this significant gift to support our new Survivorship Center. This program assists cancer patients, and their families, as they live their life to the fullest during and after their diagnosis and treatment.”