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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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July 2018

Hops for Hope – Atwater Brewery Grand Rapids

July 1 - July 31
Atwater Brewery, 201 Michigan St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Throughout the month of July, Atwater Brewery Grand Rapids is featuring Janky Brain as a giveback beer! $1 of every pint sold of the roasted coffee blonde (4.8%) will be donated back to Van Andel Institute for research.

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Purple Community Whitecaps Game

July 26 @ 6:00 PM
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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Purple Community will be back at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer for a night of $2 beers, $2 dogs and baseball! Be sure to sport your favorite purple gear and stop by our table in the concourse for awesome prizes! Special thanks to our friends at Lake Michigan Credit Union for underwriting this awesome evening!

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The Color Run — Grand Rapids

July 27 - July 28
Calder Plaza, Belknap Lookout
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Registration for The Color Run is available here. Volunteers can register to help at the Color Run’s PURPLE station on Saturday, July 28! If we recruit at least 10 volunteers, Purple Community will receive a $250 donation from the West Michigan Sports Commission. When registering, choose Race Day and select Van Andel Institute as the charity option to be accounted for! All volunteer communications will come directly from the Color Run, not Purple Community. Volunteer registration available here. Please contact Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org if you…

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August 2018

8th Annual David Wiersema Memorial Golf Outing

August 3
Winding Creek Golf Club, 4514 E. Ottogan St.
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Check back soon for more details! 

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MINI Driving Course Event – The Sharpe Collection

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Sharpe Collection, 1010 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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More details coming soon!   

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Auto body Xperts Open House — Zeeland

August 8 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Auto Body Xperts – Zeeland, 9389 Riley St
Zeeland, MI 49464 United States
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Purple Community will be present at the Auto Body Xperts annual open house’s again this summer! Auto Body Xperts hosts a free pig roast and hot dog lunch to event attendees and provide a number of carnival-like games for kids! There are two different opportunities between Zeeland and Hudsonville to come enjoy the afternoon with Purple Community and Auto Body Xperts!  

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Sharpe BMW Block Party

August 9 - August 11
The Sharpe Collection, 1010 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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We are excited to celebrate some summer time with the Sharpe Collection during their Summer On Test Drive and Sales Event Block Party! Come out and test drive your dream BMW while making a donation to Parkinson’s disease research at Van Andel Institute.

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6th Annual James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing

August 11
The Mines Golf Course, 330 Covell Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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All proceeds from the James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing will benefit neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute! All 36 teams are sold out but please be on the lookout for next year’s date. If you are interested in supporting this cause by becoming a Hole Sponsor for $100, please contact Jeremy Bouwhuis at jhbmemorialfund@gmail.com.  

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Tapistry Brewing’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing

August 13 @ 10:00 AM
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club, 2520 Kerlikowske Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
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Click for event flyer. Join Purple Community and Tapistry Brewing for their 3rd annual golf outing on Monday, August 13! Stay up-to-date by visiting the Facebook event. Registration            

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