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July 2020

Maranda’s Park Party — Kollen Park

July 9 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Dr
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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We are excited to have another great summer traveling around West Michigan with the Maranda Park Party series! This year we will have activities and crafts for all ages. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned on all the great things happening at each location. Volunteers are needed to help with various kids’ activities and handing out information at our Purple Community booth. To volunteer with us at Kollen Park, please email McKenzie Hollern at mckenziehollern@vai.org.

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Standup for the Cure

July 11 @ 8:00 AM
Ross Park, 82 Randall Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49441 United States
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Join us on July 11, 2020, at Harbour Towne Beach in Muskegon, MI, and standup to make an impact in your community! All proceeds benefit local breast cancer screening and related services. This festival-style event includes instructor-led demos and clinics, live music, happy hour, and lunch. Paddlers of all levels and all ages are welcome. Participants that are new to paddling can learn alongside other beginners or attend the event as a “dry-foot” participant.

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Bee Brave Golf Outing

July 18 @ 8:00 AM
Thornapple Pointe, 7211 48th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 495012 United States
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Over the past twelve years, Bee Brave has grown into a community of like-minded 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 victories and triumphs over breast cancer. Kick off golf season and support research at VAI with this very special outing!

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August 2020

Purple Community Whitecaps Game

August 27 @ 6:00 PM
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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Save the date for the Purple Community Whitecaps Game! Our team will be leading the 50/50 raffle this year to raise money for Van Andel Institute, and we will need volunteers to help us cover the stands. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact purplecommunity@vai.org.

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B93 Country Kicks Cancer — B93 Birthday Bash

August 29 @ 12:00 PM
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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Calling all country music fans! We will be back at the ballpark for this year’s B-93 Birthday Bash and are seeking volunteers to help sell merchandise and collect donations throughout the day. For those available to help, please email purplecommunity@vai.org. *Volunteer Page

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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 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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For the 7th year in a row, we will lift, tone, burn, and FUNdraise for Van Andel Institute on the iconic Blue Bridge! Join us for a pop-up class with Pure Barre and Lolë! Bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottles for weights/hydration, and cash to enter for raffle prizes, but most of all — bring your friends! This pop-up opportunity is great for the PB fanatics but even better for those that are new to Pure Barre and want to learn more, all while…

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Saint Paul the Apostle 5K

September 12
Saint Paul the Apostle, 2750 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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Save the date for the Faith, Hope Run 5k! Van Andel Institute Purple Community is collaborating with the Saint Paul the Apostle community to raise money for cancer and Parkinson’s research. More information to come.

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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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