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July 2017

Spartan Nash Direct Your Dollars

July 1 - December 31

Purple Community is teaming up with SpartanNash for the Direct Your Dollars program and we need YOUR help! What is Direct Your Dollars? Direct Your Dollars is a program that connects nonprofits and communities together simply by shopping at your local Spartan Nash store. It’s easy to contribute with Direct Your Dollars; every time you shop at a SpartanNash store save your receipts and drop them off to the Purple Community team at our Direct Your Dollars drop off locations.…

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September 2017

Hops for Hope – September

September 1 - September 30

Love trying new places? Love beer? You’re in the right spot! We are excited to kick off our Hops for Hope program on September 1! Travel to the following locations to have a pint of their selected “give back beer” and each location will donate $1.00 to cancer, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute. Honey Creek Inn – Cannonsburg, MI Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Saugatuck, MI Beggar’s Banquet – East Lansing, MI   Visit our Hops for Hope page to learn…

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Eagles for Eric Golf Outing

September 21 @ 12:00 PM
Quail Ridge Golf Course, 8375 36th St SE
Ada, MI 49301 United States
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Please join us for the 3rd Eagles for Eric golf outing and painting event on Thursday, September 21, at Quail Ridge Golf Course!  All funds raised from this event will benefit Osteosarcoma research happening at Van Andel Institute. Golf will begin at noon, with lunch and dinner provided. Painting, led by Tipsy Brush Studio, will begin at 3 PM, with dinner included. As always, there will be fabulous prizes, great on-course games like Closest to the Arie Head, and lots…

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Ada Christian Purple Athletic Day

September 23
Ada Christian School, 6206 Ada Dr SE
Ada, MI 49301 United States
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Ada Christian School athletics is going PURPLE for a full day! Students of all ages will be participating in soccer in the morning and afternoon with volleyball to follow. All students will be wearing purple headbands and shirts to honor loved ones. STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES SOON!  

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Great Pumpkin Run Grand Rapids

September 29 - September 30
Klackle Orchards, 11466 W Carson City Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838 United States
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The Great Pumpkin 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! As a thank you, you will receive great swag as well as a donation to charity of your choice. A few 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…

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Traverse City West Pink Out

September 29 @ 7:00 PM
Traverse City West High School, 5376 N Long Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Traverse City Titans with take on the Benton Harbor Tigers on Friday, September 29 for their annual Pink Out game to honor and remember those who have battled and beat ANY and ALL forms of cancer! Funds from this event benefit breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute! Stay tuned for shirt orders, jersey sponsorship opportunities and much more! If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please send purplecommunity@vai.org an email acknowledging shift availability!  

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October 2017

West Ottawa Purple Power – Soccer Game Kick Off!

October 5 @ 5:00 PM
West Ottawa High School, 3685 Butternut Dr
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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For the first time ever, Purple Power will kick off their fundraising efforts with a FALL men’s soccer game! Join this awesome team of young men by supporting them on Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 PM at West Ottawa High School! Players will wear custom purple jerseys and fans can join in by visiting the Purple Community booth for some cowbells, clappers and other fun merchandise to cheer the team along to victory!

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Bee Brave 5K Run and Walk

October 7 @ 9:00 AM

Join us for the 10th annual Bee Brave 5K to support breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute! Click through the tabs below for more information and to register. We are SUPER excited to announce the NEW location for Bee Brave 2017 will be at Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave. SE Caledonia, MI 49316! When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Time: 9:00 am Where: Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 Note, there is a new address for the location this…

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 8

Take on the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 as part of Purple Community Team Hope!

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South Christian Football – Purple Game

October 13 @ 7:00 PM
Grandville High School, 4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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Join the South Christian Community as we partner up for a game to fight cancer! MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! To order a 2017 South Christian High School Purple Shirt, click here. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please send purplecommunity@vai.org an email acknowledging shift availability!    

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