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April 2019

Direct Your Dollars

April 1 - April 30

You can help us earn $1,000! Simply save your receipts from Spartan Nash stores and send them to Purple Community. For every $150,000 in receipts that we collect, Spartan Nash will donate $1,000 back to us!

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Amazon Smile

April 1 - April 30

Support Purple Community through Amazon Smile! Be sure to select Van Andel Institute as your Amazon Smile recipient! When doing so, a portion of your purchase will get donated back to research!

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May 2019

Donut and Beer Festival

May 4
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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Attention beer drinkers and donut consumers! Purple Community is collaborating with The Donut and Beer Festival this May and we are in need of our amazing Purple Community Volunteers. The Donut and Beer Festival crew will donate $20 back to Purple Community for every volunteer we provide! Please see the link below to register for this fun event! When you register please be sure to indicate Van Andel Institute Purple Community for us to get credit. If you sign up…

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Amway River Bank Run Cheer Station

May 11

Join us in cheering on thousands of runners participating in the River Bank Run this spring! Van Andel Institute is planning to have one of the BEST cheer stations on the course with hopes to win a donation back to our mission. Details for volunteers will be released soon, but we are recruiting early. Grab your loud friends and noise makers, we’ll see you on the course! Please email purplecommunity@vai.org to volunteer!

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Whitecaps Game – 50/50 Raffle Night

May 17 @ 6:00 PM
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, 49321 United States
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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  to be scheduled.

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June 2019

Purple Community Whitecaps Game

June 4
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  to be scheduled.

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Cisco Golf Outing

June 20
Hawk Hollow Golf Course, 15101 Chandler Road
Bath Twp, MI 48808 United States
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Cisco will be hosting their 6th Annual Cisco Charity Golf Event at Hawk Hollow Golf course on June 20, 2019! They have selected Van Andel Institute as the charity partner and proceeds from the event will go directly to Parkinson’s research. Event Details: Four person scramble Registration and breakfast: 8:30 AM Driving range: 8:40 AM Shotgun start: 10:00 AM Mulligans / skins Great prizes! On-course events Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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August 2019

MINI on the Mack

August 3
Mackinaw Bridge Mackinaw City, MI United States + Google Map

On August 3rd, 2019, join Purple Community and the Sharpe Collection in an attempt to break the English-held world record for largest-ever MINI Cooper Parade across the Mackinaw Bridge! Bring HOPE to Parkinson’s patients and their families that have been affected by fundraising with Purple Community in 2019! Create a team or register as an individual through the button below. Check out more event details and view photos from 2017 here. Fundraising

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September 2019

Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 12
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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For the 6th 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 Lole! 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…

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October 2019

Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Learn

October 17
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Save the date for the 2019 Purple Community Leadership Lunch and Learn! This is an invite only event for Purple Community student leaders. If you have a group of students interested, you may reach out to purplecommunity@vai.org to chat further.

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