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26.2 Mile Challenge for Hope

October 1 – November 1, 2020

Bee Brave 5K

October 10, 2020

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7 days ago

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We are honored to be a partner with this amazing group!! Thank you Eagles For Eric, Chelsea 'Muller' Westra and your entire community of supporters for all you do to raise funds for Van Andel Institute! 💜Excited to share that Chelsea and Eric's story, along with Eagles for Eric, was recently featured in the Calvin University Spark!

Note: Eric is not actually a Calvin alum but instead graduated from Michigan Tech. This minor error made us laugh 🤣
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