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March 2018

Eastern Floral – Helping Hands

March 9 - December 31

When ordering from Eastern Floral, be sure to select Van Andel Institute as your Helping Hands Recipient at checkout! When doing this, a portion of your purchase will be donated directly back to research at the Institute. On the payment screen check the box that says “This is a Helping Hands Order,” from there a drop down menu will appear with the option to select VAI.

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September 2018

Hops for Hope – Honey Creek Inn

September 1 - September 30
Honey Creek Inn, 8025 Cannonsburg Rd NE
Cannonsburg, MI 49317 United States
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Honey Creek Inn will be partnering with us again all September long! Stop by their spot located in Cannonsburg for a Double Moose IPA. $1 from every pint of Double Moose sold will be donated back to Van Andel Institute. Check in on Facebook while you are there and tag Purple Community – don’t forget to snap a selfie with Ralph too!

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Liberty Muffler & Brake

September 1 - September 30
Liberty Muffler & Brake, 630 Chicago Dr
Georgetown Twp, MI 49428 United States
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Liberty Muffler & Brake is hosting a percent of sales kick back month with Purple Community! 2% of all their sales in the month of September will be donated back to Van Andel Institute to cancer research. Thank you to this awesome business who got connected through Project Nights Lights!

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Otsego Football Purple Game

September 28 @ 7:00 PM
Ostego High School, 550 Washington St
Ostego, MI 49078 United States
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Otsego Purple Week is back this year! This biennial event has raised over $70,000 for research at Van Andel Institute since 2010.

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October 2018

Hops for Hope – Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

October 1 - October 31
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, 500 W Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Throughout the month of October, Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. will be participating in Hops for Hope to benefit breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute. Giveback beer to be determined!  

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41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 7

Take on the 41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2018 as part of Purple Community Team Hope!

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Bee Brave 5K Run and Walk

October 13 @ 9:00 AM

Save the date for the 11th annual Bee Brave 5K to support breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute! Registration information and more details coming soon! Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Time: 9:00 am Location: Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave., Caledonia, MI REGISTER NOW

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Kathleen & Van Andel Research Institute – Celebrating a Legacy of Research

October 13 @ 10:00 AM
Oak Street Beach, 1000 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join Van Andel Institute and Kathleen Drennan's family, as we honor her legacy of medical research. The event includes a charity bike ride along the The Lakefront Trail and a dinner to celebrate Kathleen's life and legacy. REGISTRATION (BIKE AND/OR DINNER)   SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION   SPONSOR REGISTRATION MAKE A DONATION 10:00 a.m. Charity Fun Ride on the The Lakefront Trail Meet at the Oak Street Beach underpass at 10 a.m. for the start of the Fun Ride Oak Street Beach to Bryn…

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West Michigan Woman’s Wine & Wig

October 13 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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West Michigan Woman’s “Wine & Wig” exists to find a cure for breast cancer, while also educating the community about the availability of local breast cancer resources. Wine & Wig is a charity event that isn’t actually about a charity, it’s about a cause—the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer and supporting local women with research, diagnostic, treatment and emotional support. Join Van Andel Institute amongst other charities for an evening combatting breast cancer! Details and tickets available…

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Traverse City West Football Pink Out

October 13 @ 7:00 PM
Thirlby Field, 410 W Thirteenth St
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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The Traverse City West Titans will be hosting Gaylord for their annual PINK OUT game benefitting Van Andel Institute!

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