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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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November 2017

Horrocks Nursery & Garden Center – Chopping Down Cancer

November 16 - December 23
Horrocks Nursery & Garden Center, 1776 N State Road (M-66)
Ionia, MI 48846 United States
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Our friends at Horrocks Nursery in Ionia are partnering with Purple Community for another year of Chopping Down Cancer in order to spread some HOPE this holiday season! There will be special purple-tagged trees all over the farm. When you purchase one of these trees 20% of the sale will go directly towards cancer research at Van Andel Institute. A trip to Horrocks this holiday season will not disappoint! There are horse/tractor rides on the weekends, refreshments in the warming barn, a wonderful…

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Climbing to Conquer Cancer

November 30 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CrossFit Soaring Ledge, 76 S River Ave
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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CrossFit Soaring Ledge employee and Hope College Student Max Stremler recently, lost his grandmother to cancer. After seeing how much she struggled over the course of her battle, he felt like he needed to do something about it to help others! Soaring Ledge is proud to announce their fundraising event in coordination with Van Andel Institute for cancer research! The event will include giveaways, food, and an all around amazing community of people. “One thing I've always loved about climbing…

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December 2017

Brushes with Benefits!

December 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harmony Hall, 401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join us for a night of creativity and brews! Brushes with Benefits provides everything you need for a creative and fun night on the town: canvas, paint, brushes, and a 2 hour step-by-step walk-through of a beautiful painting. Our Paintertainer will assist you in every way to create a masterpiece that you will actually be proud to take home — just in time for the holidays! Harmony Hall is also providing extended happy hour until 8 PM for this group.…

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February 2018

Southside Ice Arena Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Southside Arena, 566 100th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 United States
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Southside Ice Arena is back with another Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend! After being blown away by their fundraising total of over $75,000 in 2017, we cannot wait to see what’s in store for this community this February. Details and game schedules will be announced soon. Volunteers will be needed in shifts throughout both days – if interested, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org.        

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Aquinas College Hockey Fights Cancer Game

February 10, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Southside Arena, 566 100th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 United States
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Join Purple Community and the Aquinas College Saints for the 3rd Annual Hockey Fights Cancer game! The men’s ice hockey team will be hosting Waldrof University at Southside Ice Arena. More details coming soon.           

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March 2018

Grand Rapids Griffins – Purple Community Night

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Griffins host the sixth annual Purple Community game to benefit Van Andel Institute (VAI) on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at Van Andel Arena! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON TICKETS AND MUCH MORE!  

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September 2018

Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating our 5th year Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge by toning, lifting, and FUNdraising! With dedicated partners like Lole and Pure Barre of GR, we are thrilled to bring this charitable event to downtown Grand Rapids again. If you would like to donate raffle prizes in support of the event, please email grandrapids@purebarre.com. Plan to bring a yoga mat, water bottle, towel and some cash for raffle prizes! Online registration coming soon.

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October 2018

41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 7, 2018

Take on the 41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2018 as part of Purple Community Team Hope!

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West Michigan Woman’s Wine & Wig

October 13, 2018

Save the date for the 6th Annual Wine and Wig event benefiting charities determined to combat breast cancer! Location TBA. More details to come.

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