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October 2019

Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Learn

October 17, 2019
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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Tuning Out Cancer & Parkinson’s disease with 20 Monroe Live – The Prince Experience

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 PM
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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20 Monroe Live is teaming up with Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community to raise funds to support cancer and Parkinson’s disease research happening right here in West Michigan. For every free ticket ordered through our special link below and used the night of the event (so be sure you show up!), $1 will be donated back to VAI. Now that's what we call 100% hope! *Presented by Star 105.7* The look, sound and essence of  the Purple One explodes on…

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Covenant Christian Volleyball Game

October 22, 2019
Covenant Christian High School, 1401 Ferndale Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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Covenant Christian is hosting a Purple Volleyball Game on October 22. Watch the Chargers bump, set and spike out Cancer!

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November 2019

Horrocks Tree Nursery – Chopping Down Cancer

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
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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Purple Community Workout for Pancreatic Cancer, Functional Fitness at 8th Day Gym

November 15, 2019
8th Day Gym, webextlink://130MarketAveSW#106,GrandRapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Fitness fanatics assemble! 8th Day Gym is hosting a group workout class on November 15th to benefit Pancreatic Cancer research at Van Andel Institute. Registration for this class is $20 and 100% of the registration fee will go back to Purple Community! Register

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Dink For Pink

November 23, 2019
Norton Pines Pickle Ball, 1350 Judson Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49456 United States
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Dink for Pink is raising money directly for breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

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December 2019

Woodland Mall Holiday Gift Wrap & Pop Up Shop

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - December 8, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Love wrapping presents maybe more than you do shopping for them? Perfect! Purple Community is looking for volunteers to lend their present wrapping talents between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in 2 – 3-hour shifts at Woodland Mall. We will provide all the supplies; you provide your hands and holiday spirit! Shopping patrons will donate to Purple Community in exchange to have their gifts wrapped up for them this season.

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Woodland Mall Holiday Gift Wrap & Pop Up Shop

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Love wrapping presents maybe more than you do shopping for them? Perfect! Purple Community is looking for volunteers to lend their present wrapping talents between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in 2 – 3-hour shifts at Woodland Mall. We will provide all the supplies; you provide your hands and holiday spirit! Shopping patrons will donate to Purple Community in exchange to have their gifts wrapped up for them this season. Join the Catholic Central Cheer Team on December 14 or…

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February 2020

Southside Ice Arena Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend

February 7 - February 9
Southside Arena, 566 100th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 United States
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Join our friends at Southside Ice Arena and 20+ of their home teams for a hockey fights cancer weekend. Southside Ice Arena and Fox Motors Hockey Club are dedicated to the fight against cancer and this weekend is packed with amazing activities including player pledges/donation collection, event t-shirts, incredible raffle and auction prizes and an All Star game!

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GVSU Hockey Fights Cancer

February 8 @ 4:00 PM
Georgetown Ice Arena, 8500 48th Ave
Hudsonville, MI 49426 United States
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GVSU Hockey will be teaming up with Purple Community for the 5th year to raise money for cancer research! Stop by Purple Community’s booth for some new winter merchandise in support of cancer research and learn more about Van Andel Institute.

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