Dine out with friends, family or colleagues and Stick a Fork in Cancer!

Participating Mankato area restaurants will donate a portion of their 10/10/19 proceeds to benefit the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, American Cancer Society and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA in an effort to Stick a Fork in Cancer, bettering the lives of cancer patients and their families in our community.

Donate Today Online

Proud Host Sponsor




About the Beneficiaries

The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The fund was established in 2017 by Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt and a guiding coalition of engaged community leaders to build community awareness and support. Besides funding other worthy cancer fighting organizations, examples of the types of things the fund will invest in are:

• JZ Caring Box – Specially designed care packages donated to area cancer patients. The Caring Box contains items to provide support and comfort
• Access to important information and resources for cancer patients, their families and caregivers to help change the cancer journey
• Preventative health information and access to early detection methods

Learn More

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients in and around Blue Earth County, and spreading the word about prevention in your communities. All so you can live longer — and better.

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The YMCA and the LIVESTRONG ® Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

Participants work with Mankato Family YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

Learn More