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April 2021

Virtual Silent Auction

April 19 - April 30
Website banner for the Van Andel Institute Purple Community Student Ambassador Program Virtual Silent Auction - Open between April 19 and April 30, 2021

April 19-30, 2021 The 2021 Student Ambassador Program Virtual Silent Auction will open at 5 p.m. on April 19 and remain open until 5 p.m. on April 30, giving you two weeks to consider the items and make your bids! All proceeds from this entirely student driven fundraiser will benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs at Van Andel Institute. Donors like you play a key role in VAI’s success and story. With your commitment and generosity, we…

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May 2021

Purple Community Virtual Griffins Game

May 7 @ 7:00 PM

Van Andel Institute is excited to host our 9th annual Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Community Game at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. This year, the event will be held virtually! Register today to receive more information about the virtual event, how to view the game and details on our online merchandise sale and auction! When you register for more information, you will be entered to win a prize pack that will include limited-edition, co-branded Griffins and VAI Purple…

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9th Annual Bee Brave Golf Outing

May 15
Thornapple Pointe, 7211 48th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 495012 United States

Bee Brave is more than just a few events throughout the year to raise money for local breast cancer research. Throughout the last twelve years, it has grown to become a community of likeminded 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…

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October 2021

2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 10

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a drawing this year for entry, with applications for non-guaranteed entry drawing and guaranteed entry applications open from Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. CT through 2 p.m. CT on February 18. If you apply to run for the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team during this time to obtain a guaranteed charity entry, your fundraising minimum will be $1,250. If you wait until after the drawing closes on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.…

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November 2021

2021 TCS New York City Marathon

November 7

Take on the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon in celebration of the 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 7, 2021 as part of the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

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