growMANkato and the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) announce this year’s schedule of events to raise awareness and increase support of mens’ cancers. Activities will take place throughout the month of November and include another Celebrity Shavedown with this year’s celebrity being Dain Fisher of MOGWAI Collaborative and Fisher Development.


Events kick-off on Friday, November 1 with the Community Shave Down, Beards and Beer event from 5-7 p.m. at the Mankato Brewery. Y Barbers will once again be donating their services to provide shaves for donations of $25.00 or more. Medical professionals will also be on-hand to answer questions about mens’ cancers and address the importance of preventative care and testing.


Later that evening, during the Minnesota State University, Mankato Men’s hockey game, the 2019 Shave Down Celebrity, Dain Fisher will be introduced. Fisher will be raising funds throughout the next several weeks and has stated a goal of raising $5,000 to get him to shave his beard.


“I remember growMANkato’s first Mustache Bash, which raised money to help my good friend, Wes Schuck. We raised $12,000 in one night” said Fisher. “It would be an honor for me to shave every hair on my head this year to support this important effort for the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund.”


Additional events planned throughout the month include a “Wet your Whiskers” Whiskey Tasting event at Pub 500 on Friday, November 8 from 5-7 p.m. and the Celebrity Shave Down on Saturday, November 23 during the Minnesota State University, Mankato Men’s hockey game. If Fisher reaches his $5,000 goal, his beard will be shaved off, on the ice, during the first intermission. Minnesota State University, Mankato is offering specially priced hockey tickets for this game for $15.00 if purchased through the link: Five Dollars from each ticket sold will be donated to JZCF. The month’s events conclude on Friday, November 30 at the annual Mustache Bash from 7-10 p.m. at Pub 500.