To support Toys for Tots, especially in this year without the Toys R Us partnership, Dr. Michael Ebertz and the dermatology team at Skin Care Doctors, PA, really stepped up to help! Their four clinics in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Cloud, Minnesota areas made a generous donation of both toys and money to Toys for Tots.
The practice was featured on NBC TV Station KARE11 for their support of Toys for Tots. On December 5, 2018, Dr. Ebertz presented a representative from the U.S. Marine Corps with Skin Care Doctors’ generous donation of $4,000 and over 110 toys! This truly was a team effort among the 50 employees, great staff doctors, and even patients.
Of Skin Care Doctors’ donation, Dr. Ebertz said, “We want to make sure that no child ever wakes up on Christmas morning without a toy underneath the Christmas tree.” And that’s something everyone can get behind!
Toys for Tots is well known for its annual holiday toy drive. Started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife Diane, the organization collects new unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children at Christmas.
Toys for Tots has grown steadily each year since 1947. By the 1970s, Toys for Tots distributed an average of 6 million toys each Christmas! In 1990, the organization set several records in the Guinness Book of World Records, including a promotion that raised almost $3 million dollars in just 3 weeks!
In addition to its annual toy drive, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program was formed in 2008 to provide books for our country’s most economically disadvantaged children. Toys for Tots has also held special events over the years, including one in 2001 for children who lost a parent in the September 11th attacks and several for children in areas affected by hurricanes.
Many celebrities have championed Toys for Tots over the years by serving as spokespeople, including: John Wayne, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Charlton Heston, Sammy Davis, Jr., Andy Griffith, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Carson, Kenny Rogers, John Glenn, and Billy Ray Cyrus. First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush have also served as National Toys for Tots Spokespersons, and both Michelle Obama and Melania Trump have actively supported the Toys for Tots mission.
Over its 71 years in existence, Toys for Tots has distributed 548 million toys to 251 million American children. This would not have been possible without support from individuals as well as corporate sponsors. Some corporate sponsors include Hasbro (since 1997), Toys R Us (since 2003), Build-A-Bear Workshop (since 2007), and Hallmark (since 2014).
In 2017, Toys for Tots distributed 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children! There was some concern in 2018 since corporate sponsor Toys R Us closed all of its U.S. stores earlier this year. Not only was Toys R Us a financial supporter of Toys for Tots, but their stores also served as donation drop-off locations, so this was a double-blow to the organization. Toys for Tots struggled to make up for the usual donations by the toy store giant.
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Dr. Michael Ebertz and his family, along with Skin Care Doctors, PA is participating in a Toys for Toys holiday fundraiser for their clinic. The fundraiser begins the week of November 19th and will continue through the holiday season. Each of their four office locations (Burnsville, Edina, Orono, and St Could MN) will have large “Toys for Toys” drop boxes for their doctors, staff and families to drop off new toys for children in need.
IN 2017, TWIN CITIES TOYS FOR TOTS DONATED 238,141 TOYS TO 183,751 CHILDREN. THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE FROM THIS AWESOME COMMUNITY. THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.
Skin Care Doctors has also been selected by TV Station Kare11 (an NBC afflilate) to appear on their 6pm news broadcast on Wednesday, December 5th to talk about their participation in this fundraiser.
This is their first year participating in this program, although Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors have supported Toys for Tots for many years.
The doctors and staff are excited about this opportunity to help others in need during the holidays and support such a great cause.
Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys to more than 237 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.
The Law Enforcement United is a group of Law Enforcement Officers, Survivors, and Civilian supporters who have made it their mission to honor the fallen and remember the survivors.
Law Enforcement United is founded upon and committed to honoring officers who have died in the line of duty, and ensuring that their surviving family is supported and not forgotten. Their fundraising efforts support The Road to Hope, Concerns of Police Survivors, The Officer Down Memorial Page, and Spirit of Blue Foundation.
This past May, Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors, P.A., proudly supported the 2018 “Road to Hope” Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride. Established in 2009, the annual Road to Hope Memorial Bicycle Ride leaves from Chesapeake, VA to Washington, D.C. on May 10-12th.
The Road To Hope is a physically challenging and demanding event for both riders and support. Riders need to train and prepare for 250+ miles over three days. They have hills, and ride in a group formation. They are up early and end late. They pitch in and help each other out. They clean up their messes. They rely on jurisdictions to provide them with rest stops, road escorts, blocks and memorial stops so they want to be respectful and thankful for them.
We are a group of Law Enforcement, Survivors, and Civilian supporters who have made it our mission to honor the fallen and remember the survivors. We are 100% volunteer driven organization. We all have full time jobs and families just like you. Law Enforcement United is our passion, and we hope it becomes yours too.
To learn more about the Law Enforcement United “Road to Hope” please visit https://www.leunited.org/the-road-to-hope .
We are pleased to announce the “Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship” for the 2018-2019 school year for the University of North Dakota. This prestigious scholarship will be awarded to one deserving medical student, so that he or she may contribute to the medical field in their own unique way. This individual will one day help people in the field of their specialty, making the world a healthier place one patient at a time.
The UND School of Medicine
The UND School of Medicine & Health Science is the only medical school in North Dakota. It has offered a 4-year medical degree since 1976. It admits approximately 78 students into its medical program each year and provides a comprehensive hands-on learning experience. This expedites the learning process while giving real-world experience to its students, making them ready for what’s to come.
The scholarships provided to UND school of Medicine students gives more than a pathway for future skin care doctors, surgeons, and medical care providers across the board to attain the careers of their choice. These scholarships have also changed the landscape of student debt. UND School of Medicine at one time had one of the highest student debt averages in the nation. Now, due to these scholarships, medical student debt is well below the national average when compared to other medical schools throughout the U.S.
Dr. Michael Ebertz, MD: Twin City Community Skin Care Specialist
“Dr. Ebertz attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a degree in Biology and Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha in 1992. He completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in 1992 and successfully completed residency in 1996 in Dermatology at the University of Minnesota.”
Dr. Michael Ebertz, MD, is proud to be apart of this scholarship event that gives back to the community he loves. Dr. Ebertz has provided people throughout the Twin Cities area with specialty skin care services, such as skin cancer surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser treatments, and cosmetic procedures.
His care and devotion to his community has resulted in families who have been able to spend more time with each other, people having received treatments they desperately needed, and individuals who are finally happy with themselves.
Now, for the 4th year in a row, Dr. Michael Ebertz and his wife Donna will proudly award a scholarship to a medical student who will go on to save lives and better the community they wish to serve.
Proud recipients, Heather Kaluzniak, Kimberly Herman, Mark Hovland, Amber Nielsen each have either gone on to make their mark within their respective communities or are well on their way due to the “Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship”. Each are well-deserving and have ambition, motivation, and are an inspiration to their professors and classmates.
The next recipient will be no different.
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JAMESTOWN, North Dakota, August 16, 2018 — Dr. Michael Ebertz, a founding partner of Skin Care Doctors, P.A., is helping, for the 13th consecutive year, with the St. John’s Academy HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser. Taking place on October 13, 2018, the HOPE Dinner and Auction is an annual event where the school raises money for the education of the 240 young students who attend St. John’s Academy.
HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser
St. John’s Academy raises an invaluable amount of money each year through the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors.
What started as a Spaghetti Supper and Auction in 1992 has evolved into the top annual fundraiser for St. John’s Academy. Not only is it a wonderful occasion to show support for the Academy, but it is a fun night for everyone who attends. Guests will enjoy appetizers, live music, and a full-scale auction.
Dinner begins at 6 PM on Saturday, October 13th. A prayer will be held before the meal, which is catered by the Knights of Columbus. Tickets for the event are available at $75 for each person.
There are four tiers of sponsorship – Saint, Angel, Patron, and Friend level – with donations amounts of $1,250, $1,000, $750 and $600.
Dr. Ebertz’s History of Charitable Contributions
Dr. Michael Ebertz is a Saint level sponsor at the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for St. John’s Academy. It is part of Dr. Ebertz’s long history of charitable and community contributions.
Dr. Ebertz also established a scholarship for a worthy medical student to attend the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 2013. It is known as the Dr. Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship and provides tuition assistance for one student each year.
For the 22nd year, he is involved with the “John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarship” that was created in honor of his late father who passed away from leukemia. The scholarship helps students achieve their academic goals at St. John’s Academy and beyond. Over 32 students have benefited from the scholarship since 1997.
Skin Care Doctors, P.A.
A respected dermatologist with decades of experience, Dr. Ebertz is committed to assisting his patients with a variety of skin care treatments. His facility offers medical, cosmetic and surgical procedures related to skin care, while he also helps patients with preventive cancer screenings and skin cancer treatment.
Dr. Ebertz is committed to educating the public about the dangers of skin cancer, helping his patients with a variety of skin care treatments and assisting the local community in any way he can. Dr. Ebertz is considered a valuable member of the Twin Cities medical community.
He will be present at the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for St. John’s Academy on October 13, 2018.
The John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarships were established in 1997 by Dr. Michael Ebertz (Twin Cities Medicare Dermatologist) and Father Charles Richard Rudd after the passing of Michael’s father, John, from leukemia. The scholarship fund memorializes two of our most beloved St. James Basilica alumni who exemplified the values, achievement and success they seek to instill in all of their students. These scholarships were expanded in 2007 to provide full tuition to Catholic students and support each recipient’s spiritual and intellectual growth. Since then, 32 students have received this honor.
The Ebertz scholarships provide financial relief for recipients and their families who struggle to pay tuition but are committed to ensuring their children have the opportunity to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ every day. Families who have received this financial assistance are also able to save for the future investment in tuition and to develop their child’s other talents, such as athletics or arts.
Additionally, recipients of the Ebertz scholarships are able to realize other unique benefits of an Academy education. St. John’s Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the academic and social challenges of junior high and upper school. Similarly, their faith-based education provides a spiritual foundation for students to learn and grow into strong leaders and active community members. The integration of faith in their classrooms fosters lifelong friendships and positions students for future success. Dr. Michael Ebertz hopes to inspire students to lead lives imbued with meaning and encourage young people to achieve their full potential – just as Glory and John did.
Glory and John were both active students at St. John’s Academy involved in sports, student government and other extracurricular activities. Glory earned the nickname “SJA Florence Nightingale,” given to her by her classmates. She was well-known at school for her good grades and first aid skills. She graduated as Salutatorian in 1945. She was also a cheerleader and the manager for the class play. Likewise, John Ebertz graduated from SJA in 1948 as Senior Class President. John also showed leadership on the field as a member of the football team. Glory and John both held a deep love and commitment for St. John’s Academy. Throughout their lives, the couple maintained a close affiliation with the school and participated in annual fundraisers and events for St. John’s Academy and the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Education (F.A.C.E.).
Today, Dr. Ebertz continues support these and other scholarships named in honor of two exceptional alumni. John and Glory exemplified the kindness, generosity and love that is taught in our classrooms every day.
More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than every other cancer combined. It is a disease that does not get a level of attention that is proportional to the damage it causes. One in five Americans will have skin cancer by the age of 70.
These are startling numbers, which reveal the prevalence of the condition and the need for better preventive education, screening, testing, and treatment. It is why Dr. Michael Ebertz, a Twin Cities dermatologist, is committed to fighting skin cancer in innovative and multi-faceted ways.
A graduate from the UND School of Medicine in 1992, Dr. Ebertz has a distinguished career in medicine that spans the Medical Corps, ND Army, and the Minnesota Army National Guard. These days, he devotes his time to helping his patients overcome various skin ailments and conditions, including skin cancer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation Amonette Circle
Aside from being one of the top skin care doctors in the Twin Cities, MN area, Dr. Ebertz is a committed member of The Skin Cancer Foundation. It is the only international organization that is devoted towards providing communities with education, preventive measures, early detection options and proper treatment for skin cancer.
The relationship between Dr. Ebertz and The Skin Cancer Foundation goes beyond a membership. He is a part of the Amonette Circle, which is an exclusive group of physicians who donate their time and money to causes related to the education, prevention, and treatment of skin cancer. Part of being in the Amonette Circle includes pledging $25,000 to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Michael Ebertz is also known for his impressive charity and community work. He is the founder of the “Dr. Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship at University of North Dakota School of Medicine,” during his time working in the state. The scholarship provides the full annual tuition for a medical student in financial need, helping dedicated students overcome financial hurdles to achieve their dreams.
Skin Care Expert
Beyond his charity and community work, Dr. Ebertz is committed to his day job. He founded Skin Care Doctors, P.A. in 1998. He is the premier dermatologist at the facility, offering assistance to his patients in a number of areas.
Patients who suffer from basic skin issues, such as acne, dark circles, eczema, and moles are able to get assistance from Skin Care Doctors. The practice is also committed to educating patients regarding the dangers of skin cancer. Patients are informed of the need for proper sunscreen and other measures that can mitigate the risk of contracting the condition.
Skin cancer screening and treatment is also available through the medical practice. Given the track record of Dr. Ebertz in the skin care field, patients in the Twin Cities area who are suffering from skin cancer are in great hands. From the very first diagnosis to eventual treatment, everyone at Skin Care Doctors comes together to offer patients the best possible experience.
Some skin conditions may require surgical procedures as a treatment solution, which Dr. Ebertz specializes in.