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July 2017

Spartan Nash Direct Your Dollars

July 1 - December 31

Purple Community is teaming up with SpartanNash for the Direct Your Dollars program and we need YOUR help! What is Direct Your Dollars? Direct Your Dollars is a program that connects nonprofits and communities together simply by shopping at your local Spartan Nash store. It’s easy to contribute with Direct Your Dollars; every time you shop at a SpartanNash store save your receipts and drop them off to the Purple Community team at our Direct Your Dollars drop off locations.…

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November 2017

Hops for Hope – JW’s Food & Spirits!

November 1 - November 30
JW’s Food & Spirits, 6 N 7th St
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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As November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, JW’s Food & Spirits of Grand Haven, Michigan will be directing all their funds to Dr. Brian Haab’s research lab! This will be J-Dub’s second consecutive year joining Purple Community to band together against pancreatic cancer, as the owner and family have a connection to the disease from losing the restaurants founder, Jerry Weavers. To learn more about their connection, get an inside look from last year’s shared story blog here. JW’s giveback…

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Horrocks Nursery & Garden Center – Chopping Down Cancer

November 16 - December 23
Horrocks Nursery & Garden Center, 1776 N State Road (M-66)
Ionia, MI 48846 United States
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Our friends at Horrocks Nursery in Ionia are partnering with Purple Community for another year of Chopping Down Cancer in order to spread some HOPE this holiday season! There will be special purple-tagged trees all over the farm. When you purchase one of these trees 20% of the sale will go directly towards cancer research at Van Andel Institute. A trip to Horrocks this holiday season will not disappoint! There are horse/tractor rides on the weekends, refreshments in the warming barn, a wonderful…

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Climbing to Conquer Cancer

November 30 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CrossFit Soaring Ledge, 76 S River Ave
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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CrossFit Soaring Ledge employee and Hope College Student Max Stremler recently, lost his grandmother to cancer. After seeing how much she struggled over the course of her battle, he felt like he needed to do something about it to help others! Soaring Ledge is proud to announce their fundraising event in coordination with Van Andel Institute for cancer research! The event will include giveaways, food, and an all around amazing community of people. “One thing I've always loved about climbing…

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B-93 Country Kicks Cancer Concert Series – Brett Young

November 30 @ 6:00 PM
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our friends at B-93 and The Intersection have teamed up to fight cancer! For every Brett Young ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan! Visit our Purple Community table at every #CountryKicksCancer Concert for exclusive B-93 Country Kicks Cancer gear. Click here to purchase tickets through The Intersection. If you are interested in volunteering as an Event Captain, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. A shift will…

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December 2017

Brushes with Benefits!

December 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harmony Hall, 401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join us for a night of creativity and brews! Brushes with Benefits provides everything you need for a creative and fun night on the town: canvas, paint, brushes, and a 2 hour step-by-step walk-through of a beautiful painting. Our Paintertainer will assist you in every way to create a masterpiece that you will actually be proud to take home — just in time for the holidays! Harmony Hall is also providing extended happy hour until 8 PM for this group.…

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Pinewood Middle School – Purple Basketball Game

December 7 @ 5:00 PM
Pinewood Middle School, 2100 60th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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Pinewood Middle School is gearing up for their annual Purple Community Basketball Game! We will have more details, sponsorship opportunities, and shirt sales available soon. We’re looking for 2-3 Pop Up and/or Event Captain volunteers between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org acknowledging your shift availability.  

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B-93 Country Kicks Cancer Concert Series – Jon Pardi

December 8 @ 6:30 PM
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our friends at B-93 and The Intersection have teamed up to fight cancer! For every Jon Pardi ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan! Visit our Purple Community table at every #CountryKicksCancer Concert for exclusive B-93 Country Kicks Cancer gear! Please note, this is a SOLD OUT SHOW. If you are interested in volunteering as an Event Captain, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. A shift will…

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TC West vs. TC Central Hockey – Hockey Fights Cancer PINK Game

December 13 @ 6:30 PM
Howe Ice Arena, 1125 W Civic Center Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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With football season coming to a close get into the swing of winter by joining Traverse City West on the ice! TC West will host their first Hockey Fights Cancer Pink Game this December. Further details and venue to be announced soon. If you’re interested in volunteering at this event, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org acknowledging your availability!  

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B-93 CKC Series – A B93 Christmas with Granger Smith

December 16 @ 6:30 PM
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our friends at B-93 and The Intersection have teamed up to fight cancer! For every Granger Smith ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan! Visit our Purple Community table at every #CountryKicksCancer Concert for exclusive B-93 Country Kicks Cancer gear! Click here to purchase tickets through The Intersection. If you are interested in volunteering as an Event Captain, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. A shift will…

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