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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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November 2018

Hops for Hope – JW’s Food & Spirits

November 1 - November 30
JW’s Food & Spirits, 6 N 7th St
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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JW’s Food & Spirits of Grand Haven will be raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Van Andel Institute all November long! In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, $1 from every pint of Odd Side Ales’ Citra Pale Ale sold will be donated back to VAI. Learn more about Dr. Brian Haab and the work he and his lab do to further knowledge around pancreatic cancer and earlier detection!

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Chopping Down Cancer with Horrocks Nursery

November 16 - December 24
Horrocks Nursery & Garden Center, 1776 N State Road (M-66)
Ionia, MI 48846 United States

If you’re seeking the best holiday activities this season, a visit to Horrocks Nursery will check all your boxes! With over 10,000 U-cut tree options, pre-cut trees, sleigh rides and their warming barn, Horrocks has all the bells and whistles you could wish for. To participate in helping Van Andel Institute and Horrocks Nursery “chop down cancer”, locate a tree that is specially tagged as a purple tree! 20% of sales from all tagged trees will be donated back to…

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Country Kicks Cancer – The Lacs

November 29 @ 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 ticket sold for The Lacs, $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 available for purchase here: http://sectionlive.com/event/the-lacs-4/ If you are interested in volunteering, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. Shifts will run from 6 PM to 11 PM.

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December 2018

Climbing to Conquer Cancer

December 1 @ 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking to try rock climbing? We have the opportunity for you! Purple Community is excited to partner with CrossFit Soaring Ledge for the second year in Climbing to Conquer Cancer. Soaring Ledge will welcoming anyone to come try out bouldering for a donation to cancer research at VAI. Bouldering is a unique form of rock climbing that does not use ropes or harnesses. Shirts for sale for $15 to support cancer research at Van Andel Institute. You can also take…

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Country Kicks Cancer – B93 Holiday HoeDown

December 1 @ 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 B93 Holiday HoeDown 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 are available here: http://sectionlive.com/event/b93-holiday-hoedown/ If you are interested in volunteering, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. Shifts will run from 6 PM to 11 PM.

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Country Kicks Cancer – Morgan Wallen

December 13 @ 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 Morgan Wallen 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/morgan-wallen-2/ Volunteer shifts full.

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Wyoming High School Purple Community Game

December 14 @ 6:00 PM
Wyoming High School, 1350 Prairie Pkwy SW
Wyoming , MI 49509 United States
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Wyoming High School will host East Kentwood High School in their varsity double header on December 14! Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams will be playing for purple and our Purple Community staff will have a booth set up at the games! Stop by and hear recent updates from Purple Community on what’s been happening at Van Andel Institute, and even grab some stocking stuffers from our new merchandise line. All proceeds benefitting research at VAI. Men’s Varsity begins…

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Holiday Gift Wrapping at Woodland Mall

December 16 @ 11:00 AM - 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. Please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org if you are available to help…

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January 2019

Cheer for a Cure – Wyoming Cheer Invitational

January 12, 2019
Wyoming High School, 1350 Prairie Pkwy SW
Wyoming , MI 49509 United States
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In memory of late Wyoming High School teacher Mrs. Durso, the Wyoming High School cheer program will be hosting a cheer invitational to raise money for breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute! With fundraising activities varying from bake sales, “cancer sucks” lollipops, pink shirts and more, this will be an amazing inaugural event to be present for. Join Purple Community at Wyoming High School from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. sporting your PINK to support this cheer program’s fight…

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