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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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June 2018

The Hard Cider Run

June 1 - June 2
Sietsema Orchards, 8540 2 Mile Rd
Ada, MI 49301 United States
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The Hard Cider Run is coming back to Grand Rapids and is looking for some fabulous volunteers to help with packet pick up, course marshals, water aids, and other race day needs. To sign up for the Hard Cider Run, follow this link to their external page. Here are the requirements: • Must be 16 years or older • Must be able to be on time and stay for the duration of the shift • Must be able to be on…

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B93 Birthday Bash

June 2
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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Purple Community has Country Kicks Cancer gear to get you ready for 2018’s Birthday Bash! Join us at this year’s NEW location of Fifth Third Ballpark! For information on concert lineup and purchasing tickets, visit B93’s website here! We are seeking volunteers for booth coverage in shifts throughout this all-day event. If interested in volunteering with Purple Community, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org.  

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Brush Gives Back

June 7 @ 7:30 PM
Brush Studios, 50 Louis NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Image being painted. Join us again at Brush Studio Grand Rapids for a night of canvas, crafting and giving back! Tickets for the evening are $35 and can be purchased here. 15% of ticket sales and beverage sales will be donated back to Purple Community for cancer research at Van Andel Institute!            

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Nylaan Dental Zumba for a Cause

June 12 @ 7:00 PM
Nylaan Dental, 5011 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Dr. Brian Nylaan’s office offers a fantastic Zumba class on Tuesday evenings May 29 – August 21, 2018. Classes begins at 7:00 PM and is led by Zumba instructor Kate Mora-Woods. This class is open to the general public. Each class supports a featured cause and on June 12, Purple Community will be the charity partner! All classes are just $5 per person and take place outside at Nylaan Dental. For more information visit www.nylaandental.com/zumba-for-a-cause. Purple Community will be seeking…

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Cisco Golf Outing

June 21 @ 8:00 AM
Hawk Hollow Golf Course, 15101 Chandler Road
Bath Twp, MI 48808 United States
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Cisco will be hosting their 5th Annual Cisco Charity Golf Event at Hawk Hollow Golf course on Wednesday, June 21! They have selected Van Andel Institute as the charity partner and proceeds from the event will go directly to Parkinson’s research. Download the event flyer, here. Event Details: • Four person scramble. Click here to register. • Registration and breakfast: 8:30 AM • Driving range: 8:40 AM • Shotgun start: 10:00 AM • Mulligans / skins • Great prizes! • On-course events •…

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Maranda Park Party – Lamar Park

June 21 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lamar Park, 2561 Porter St.
Wyoming , MI 49519 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 new activities and crafts for all ages to come and enjoy! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned on all the great things happening at each location. Volunteers needed to help with various kids’ activities and handing out information at our Purple Community booth. To volunteer with us at Lamar Park, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org…

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B93 Country Kicks Cancer Series – LANCO

June 22 @ 6:30 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 LANCO ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan! Visit our Purple Community table at every #CountryKicksCancer Concert for exclusive B-93 Country Kicks Cancer gear. Tickets can be purchased at http://sectionlive.com/event/lanco/. Purple Community seeks volunteers to assist with merchandise sales at our booth from 6-11PM in the concert room. If interested, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for…

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Maranda Park Party – Smith Ryerson Park

June 28 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Smith Ryerson Park, 650 Wood St
Muskegon, MI 49442 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 new activities and crafts for all ages to come and enjoy! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned on all the great things happening at each location. Volunteers needed to help with various kids’ activities and handing out information at our Purple Community booth. To volunteer with us at Smith Ryerson Park in Muskegon,…

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July 2018

Maranda Park Party – Kollen Park

July 12 @ 11:30 AM - 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 new activities and crafts for all ages to come and enjoy! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned on all the great things happening at each location. Volunteers needed to help with various kids’ activities and handing out information at our Purple Community booth. To volunteer with us at Lamar Park, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org…

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