Mustache Bash Ends Men’s Health Month

KEYC (November 30, 2022) — Since 2017, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund has engaged the community in bringing awareness of men’s health, especially cancer prevention and support for patients and their families. “Being able to support individuals who are going through the cancer journey,” wife of Jonathan Zierdt Ginger Zierdt

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Hockey Day Minnesota and JZ Cancer Fund “Show Us Your Mullet” Contest Comes to a Successful Conclusion, with MSU Hockey Player Brendan Furry on Top

MANKATO, MN (January 21, 2022) – Hockey Day Minnesota and the JZ Cancer Fund are pleased to announce the “Show Us Your Mullet”, a hockey hair growing contest to raise funds for cancer patients has brought in over $25,000. MSU hockey player Brendan Furry was the lead fundraiser bringing in

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Mulleteers, take your marks, get set, GROW

Mankato Free Press (November 30, 2021) — Last winter and spring, when the Minnesota State University men’s hockey team made its historic run through the NCAA playoffs, forward Brendan Furry was in the process of growing an epic mullet. Little did he know his impressive locks would be called upon

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Shaving down for men’s health: growMANkato launches annual campaign

Mankato Free Press (November 2, 2021) — In a year where delayed medical care is even more common than usual, Mankato’s annual push to promote men’s health kicked off Monday. The growMANkato launch at Mankato Brewery in North Mankato marked the start of the monthlong campaign raising awareness for men’s

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Community comes together to raise awareness in the fight against men’s cancer

KEYC (November 1, 2021) — The annual Community Shave Down takes place at Mankato Brewery in North Mankato. Those in attendance watched as people line up to sacrifice their beards and ‘staches to raise awareness and support for the fight against men’s cancer. “To give back to not just the

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Brewing for a cause: IPA proceeds benefit cancer awareness, support

Mankato Free Press (October 21, 2021) — Next month Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Co. in Big Lake are teaming up again to produce the limited-edition Hazy Hero IPA, and craft beer enthusiasts can rest easy knowing that drinking a pint of the brew will go toward a good cause.

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Mayo Clinic Health System Makes $100,000 Contribution to Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund’s Box Love Program

Mankato, MN (August 19, 2020) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF), a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, is pleased to announce Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) has made a $100,000 contribution to the JZCF’s Box Love Campaign—making it the largest gift received by the campaign. The

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to benefit cancer patients in Fairmont and surrounding communities

FAIRMONT, Minn. – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is expanding its reach to the Fairmont area, partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to serve the area’s cancer patients well into the future. The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, was established in

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Announces Box Love Campaign

Mankato, MN (May 8, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF), a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation is pleased to announce the Box Love Campaign. In January 2018, the JZCF launched our signature program—the JZ Caring Box. The JZ Caring Box is designed for patients diagnosed

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Announces the Death of Founder, Jonathan Zierdt

Mankato, MN (March 27, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is deeply saddened to announce our founder, and former CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Jonathan Zierdt has passed away earlier today after a courageous, five-year battle with prostate cancer. All those involved with the JZCF mourn this tremendous

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CANCER FUND RECEIVES $30,000 GRANT

MANKATO — The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund received a $30,000 boost from the Mankato Clinic Foundation Tuesday. The grant, to be paid over five years, will support the fund’s JZ Caring Box program and general operations. Newly diagnosed patients receive the boxes, which include various items to support and comfort

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#growMANkato Going Strong to Promote Awareness of “Men’s Cancers”

Once again, #growMANkato, a grassroots effort to raise individual and community awareness of men’s health, with a focus on prostate & testicular cancer (the men’s cancers) will be going strong this November. The efforts started in 2014 with conversation between two local men, testicular cancer survivor, Chris Harstad and prostate

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Special care box delivery: Cancer fund drops off first packages

MANKATO, MN (January 4,2018) — Mankato hospitals and clinics will now begin distributing Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund caring boxes to patients diagnosed with the disease. The fund, founded in early 2017, was established in part to provide support and comfort to the newly diagnosed. The boxes — stuffed with a

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#growMANkato Going Strong to Promote Awareness of “Men’s Cancers”

Mankato, MN (October 10, 2017) — Once again, #growMANkato, a grassroots effort to raise individual and community awareness of men’s health, with a focus on prostate & testicular cancer (the men’s cancers) will be going strong this November. The efforts started in 2014 with conversation between two local men, testicular

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