Fundraising Goal: $75,000 for breast cancer research
Upcoming events

Bee Brave Chili Cook Off

Bee Brave Golf Outing

Bee Brave 5K Run & Walk

Bee Brave Beer & Wine Fest

Discover delectable, delicious and delightful homemade chili’s, wine and beer by joining us at the 6th annual Bee Brave Chili Cook Off held at Cascade Winery.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1-4:00 PM

Where: Cascade Winery – 4665 Broadmoor Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Tickets: $20 for 1 ticket or $35 for 2. Attendees register by clicking here. Chefs, please register by clicking here.

Join us for the 6th annual Bee Brave Golf Outing at Thornapple Pointe! Your ticket includes 18 holes, coffee and donuts at registration, lunch, 2 free drink tickets per golfer, access to a fabulous raffle and on course contests! More details to be announced soon.

When: Saturday, May 5

Time: Shotgun start at 8:30 am 

Where: Thornapple Pointe Golf Club

Tickets: Coming soon!

More details coming soon!

Thank you for joining us at the Bee Brave Beer & Wine Fest — this event has passed. 


About Bee Brave

Bee Brave is more than just a few events throughout the year to raise money for local breast cancer research. Throughout the last nine years, it has grown to become a community of like minded individuals who are passionate about raising breast cancer awareness, supporting fighters, and honoring those whose battle has ended. It has become a haven of hope for those who need it, a home to share their courageous stories in, as well as a place to celebrate the victories and triumphs over breast cancer.

What makes Bee Brave unique?

Bee Brave is different because 100% of the money raised stays in Grand Rapids, Michigan! But that’s not all. Bee Brave is different because:

  • 100% of our events are organized by volunteers and supported by local business sponsors who are dedicated to finding a cure.
  • 100% of race registration goes directly to breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

Bee Brave raised $60,000 for breast cancer research in 2016 and that simply would not have been possible without the support of our local business sponsors and the volunteers who give countless hours to this cause. None of our incredible volunteer organizers receive a paycheck from Bee Brave because they would rather see every single dollar be used for research!

Click on the photos below to check out Bee Brave’s events!

How can I connect?

We invite you to connect with us and become a part of our Bee Brave community! Our annual events include a chili cook-off, golf outing, wine and beer fest, as well as our Bee Brave 5K run/walk. More information can be found below.

You can also follow Bee Brave on social media at  Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk   @BeeBrave5K   @beebrave5k

Volunteer for Bee Brave

We NEED YOU! We have moved our 5K to a new location as the Polo field has been sold and turned into farmland. We will be holding Bee Brave 2017 at Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave in Caledonia. The new location is actually within a mile of the former venue, just south of 68th Street on Alaska Ave. We are super excited about the new location, but will need more volunteers. It would also be helpful if you all could use the philosophy, “Each one, Reach one,” and invite a reliable friend to join in you volunteering. We will need upwards of 25 more volunteers this year. We are praying that you can make it and consider asking a friend or two to join you!

Our volunteers are VERY important to the success of our events, so we are excited that you are looking at this information while you consider joining the team of volunteers.

To get more information on volunteer opportunities for our events throughout the year, contact us at


To contact us regarding the Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk:

Phone: 616.893.1798
Mail: Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk 4800 Broadmoor Ave. SE