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September 2020

Eagles for Eric Golf Outing

September 17
Thornapple Pointe, 7211 48th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 495012 United States
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We’re excited to be part of the 6th annual Eagles for Eric Golf Outing benefitting osteosarcoma research at Van Andel Institute (VAI).Eric was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2013. After a year of treatment and surgeries, he was deemed cancer free. In 2015, Eric received the unfortunate news that his cancer had returned. Eric passed away in 2016 but he was able to donate a portion of his tumor to VAI. Eagles for Eric is committed to raising money to fund…

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B93 Country Kicks Cancer — Matt Stell

September 17 @ 6:00 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, $1 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan!

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October 2020

Hope College Purple Community Football Game

October 10
Smith Stadium, 313 Fairbanks Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Hope College Football for their Van Andel Institute Purple Community Game to raise funds for cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

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Bee Brave 5K

October 10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shagbark Farms, 7500 Alaska Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316 United States
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Bee Brave is more than just a few events throughout the year to raise money for local breast cancer research. Throughout the last twelve years, it has grown to become a community of likeminded individuals who are passionate about raising breast cancer awareness, supporting fighters, and honoring those whose battle has ended. It has become a haven of hope for those who need it, a home to share their courageous stories in, as well as a place to celebrate the…

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon — Purple Community Marathon Team

October 11
Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, as part of the Van Andel Institute Purple Community Marathon Team! For more information please email Ashley.owen@vai.org.

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Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Lean — Fall

October 15 @ 11:00 AM
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Save the date for the 2020 Van Andel Institute Purple Community Leadership Lunch & Learn! Due to popular demand, we have added a second Leadership Lunch & Learn for 2020! This event is free and open to all schools that are interested in learning more about Van Andel Institute. Lunch will be provided to you and your students, you will be able to hear from an Institute scientist, conduct experiments and SO much more! If you have a group of…

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November 2020

TCS New York City Marathon

November 1

Running a marathon is an incredible undertaking in and of itself and requires a tremendous amount of physical and mental endurance and motivation. Why not give yourself an added boost of motivation by running in honor or memory of someone in your life that who has faced a cancer or Parkinson’s disease journey? When you sign up to run with our Purple Community Marathon Team on behalf of Van Andel Institute (VAI), we will be with you every step of the way!…

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