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

Bee Brave 5K Run and Walk

Bee Brave Chili Cook Off

Bee Brave Beer & Wine Fest

Bee Brave Golf Outing


Join us for the 10th annual Bee Brave 5K to support breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Where: 6195 Buttrick Avenue, Alto, MI 49302

Registration: $25 Adults and $17 for ages 17 and under (options to run, walk or virtual walk). Late registration available for $35 on race day (no shirt guaranteed).

Take your participation to the next level by pledge running or walking! Click here to create your personal or team page. Link coming soon!


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Discover delectable, delicious and delightful homemade chili’s, wine and beer by joining us at the 5th annual Bee Brave Chili Cook Off held at Cascade Winery.

Check out photos from the event by clicking here.


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Join us for a tasting of the best beers and wines Cascade Winery has to offer!



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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, and access to a fabulous raffle, beat the pro contests, and so much more!


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

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