Information and Resources

The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund partners and collaborates with multiple organizations that provide important information, resources and services to area cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Below is a list of organizations that the JZ Cancer Fund works with that can provide vital information, resources and services for area cancer patients. Or, please contact Maureen Gustafson, Donor Relations and Programs Director, at 507-344-7268 to request the information be mailed to you.

American Cancer Society
Local Office – 507-225- 1006 or 1-800- 227-2345
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides help for patients, survivors, and caregivers. ACS offers support in our community and on-line to help you during and after cancer treatment.
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Cancer Legal Care
651-917- 9000
Cancer Legal Care provides free legal care to Minnesotans affected by cancer who otherwise have no access to an attorney’s help for the legal issues that directly impact their quality of life.

Caring Bridge
Customer Care – 651-789- 2300
Caring Bridge websites allow people to easily receive updates about, and offer support and encouragement to, loved ones during a health journey. For more information on how to set-up a Caring Bridge website:
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Mankato Family YMCA LiveStrong Program
507-387- 8255 ext 234
The YMCA LiveStrong program is a research based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
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Sage Cancer Screenings
Sage offers FREE Breast, Cervical and Colorectal cancer screenings at participating sites for Minnesotans who qualify for these services and meet eligibility requirements.

Minnesota Cancer Alliance
The Minnesota Cancer Alliance represents a broad partnership of organizations and leaders from across Minnesota who are dedicated to reduce the burden of cancer for all people living in Minnesota. Their Cancer Survivor Care Plan is a helpful resource to help document your cancer care experience, manage follow-up care and understand short-and long-term side effects.