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August 2020

8th Annual James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing

August 8
The Mines Golf Course, 330 Covell Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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Save the date for the 8th Annual James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing! All proceeds from the James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing will benefit neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute!

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Standup for the Cure

August 28 - August 30
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Now that Summer is here it's time to make the most of Social Distancing by taking part in the upcoming Virtual Standup for the Cure.  Breast Cancer didn't stop because of COVID, so neither can we.  Our mission to save lives, build community and promote an active, healthy lifestyle is more important than ever.  We need your help to continue the battle. We acknowledge that things are different in 2020.  We are counting on your flexibility and resiliency to make…

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September 2020

Railside Golf Outing

September 1
Railside Golf Club, 2500 76th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 United States
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Railside Golf Club will be hosting a Purple Community fundraiser open to the club’s members! Outing begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in donating a raffle package, please contact purplecommunity@vai.org!

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Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 10 @ 7:00 PM
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Eagles for Eric Golf Outing

September 17
Thornapple Pointe, 7211 48th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 495012 United States
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We’re excited to be part of the 6th annual Eagles for Eric Golf Outing benefitting osteosarcoma research at Van Andel Institute (VAI).Eric was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2013. After a year of treatment and surgeries, he was deemed cancer free. In 2015, Eric received the unfortunate news that his cancer had returned. Eric passed away in 2016 but he was able to donate a portion of his tumor to VAI. Eagles for Eric is committed to raising money to fund…

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B93 Country Kicks Cancer — Matt Stell

September 17 @ 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 ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan!

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October 2020

Hope College Purple Community Football Game

October 10
Smith Stadium, 313 Fairbanks Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Hope College Football for their Van Andel Institute Purple Community Game to raise funds for cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

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Bee Brave 5K

October 10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316 United States
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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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Bank of America Chicago Marathon — Purple Community Marathon Team

October 11
Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, as part of the Van Andel Institute Purple Community Marathon Team! For more information please email Ashley.owen@vai.org.

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Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Lean — Fall

October 15 @ 11:00 AM
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Van Andel Institute Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Learn! Due to popular demand, we have added a second Leadership Lunch & Learn for 2020! This event is free and open to all schools that are interested in learning more about Van Andel Institute. Lunch will be provided to you and your students, you will be able to hear from an Institute scientist, conduct experiments and SO much more! If you have a group of…

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