Bringing awareness to the Mankato community on men’s health and men’s cancer, particularly to prostate and testicular cancer, through engaging community events and fundraising to support community cancer patients.
Bringing awareness of men’s health, with a focus on prostate and testicular cancer, through engaging community events and fundraising to support community cancer patients. growMANkato efforts started in 2012 with conversation between two local men, testicular cancer survivor, Chris Harstad and founder of the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, Jonathan Zierdt.
The 2021 fundraising goal is $15,000 and donations will be made to the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund.
2021 Celebrity Ambassador
“Men can be very reluctant to schedule regular checkups. Through out the month of November growMANkato focuses on reminding everyone the importance of selfcare and healthy lifestyles.”
Tupy is the owner of Mankato Brewery, an entity that partners with many local charities to raise funds for a cause. He and his wife, Tami, are owners of LIV Aveda Salon in Mankato.
growMANkato 2021 Events
Proceeds from these events will go to JZCF to carry out their mission, in supporting patients throughout the region who receive a cancer diagnosis.
Kick Off & Shave Down Event
Monday, November 1
This event will feature shaves from Y Barbers, live music by Colby Straka, food from Pub 500 and information on a mullet growing contest to be part of Hockey Day Minnesota.
Celebrity Ambassador Tim Tupy from Mankato Brewery will be on hand along with Lupulin Brewing Company who together again are brewing Hero Hazy IPA, honoring the late Jonathan Zierdt.
The moment you've all been waiting for! Celebrity Ambassador Tim Tupy will shave down his beard after 30 days of growing facial hair to raise awareness for men's health plus a best beard contest and shaves for others participating
growMANkato 2021 In the News
TIM TUPY NAMED GROWMANKATO CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR
Mankato, MN (October 20, 2021) –The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is pleased to announce that Tim Tupy, owner of Mankato Brewery, has been named growMANkato’s Celebrity Ambassador to raise awareness for men’s health during the month of November. In addition, Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Company are teaming up again to brew Hazy Hero IPA, honoring the late Jonathan Zierdt, with a portion of the sale proceeds being donated to JZCF. Read Full Release