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August 2021

Van Andel Institute Purple Community Whitecaps Game – 50/50 Raffle Night

August 5, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
LMCU Ballpark, 4500 W River Drive NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States

Join Van Andel Institute for our Purple Community Whitecaps Game - 50/50 Raffle Night! We are currently in need of 12 volunteers to help with raffle ticket sales through the 7th inning. Parking and food vouchers will be provided. If you are interested in signing up, please email purplecommunity@vai.org and include the event name in the subject line. We’ll be happy to get you signed up for the game!

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Standup for the Cure

August 6, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Join us virtually this summer and fall to stand up and make an impact on breast cancer research right here in West Michigan! Grab your family, friends, co-workers and colleagues and choose three days between August 6 and October 31 to show up and Standup for the Cure your way. All proceeds from this exciting event benefit local breast cancer screenings and related services as well as breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute. This year, team and individual micro-events…

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September 2021

Standup for the Cure – In-Person Event

September 4, 2021 @ 8:30 AM
Ross Park, 82 Randall Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49441 United States

Standup for the Cure will be hosting an in-person event on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Ross Park in Muskegon beginning at 8:30 a.m. Space will be limited in order to maintain a safe gathering, and registration will be required for entry. Although this will be smaller than past in-person events, it will still be a festival-style, family friendly event for paddlers of all levels. Click the button below to join the VAI team and receive a complimentary entry**! Register Now…

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Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
The Blue Bridge, 301 Fulton St. West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Join us for a pop-up class with Pure Barre! For the 8th year in a row, we will lift, tone, burn, and FUNdraise for Van Andel Institute on the iconic Blue Bridge! Bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottles for weights/hydration, and most of all — bring your friends! This pop up opportunity is great for the Pure Barre fanatics but even better for those who are NEW to Pure Barre and want to learn more, all while contributing to…

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14th Michelle Lunn Hope Golf Benefit

September 19, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
Scott Lake Country Club, 911 Hayes Rd NE
Comstock Park, MI United States

Please join us for the 14th Annual Michelle Lunn Hope Charity Golf Outing to benefit blood cancer patients. We are looking forward to a wonderful day of golf at Scott Lake Country Club. Our goal is to raise funds needed to help in the fight of blood cancers. Proceeds from this event will benefit Van Andel Institute to help fund research, provide scholarships and help with the needs of the community to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the…

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October 2021

Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

October 3, 2021

Sign up today for a complimentary entry and join an incredible trans-Atlantic team of runners raising funds for Parkinson’s disease research! The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon is making a return this year, and Van Andel Institute has teamed up with U.K.-based Cure Parkinson’s to give runners the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon from the comfort of their hometown. Simply plan your course, download the official app, start fundraising and get running! Join the waitlist To take…

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Bee Brave 5K

October 9, 2021 @ 8:30 AM

Join us Saturday, October 9 at 8:30am for a 5K that’s making a difference right here in Grand Rapids!! 100% of race registration goes directly to fund Breast Cancer Research at the Van Andel Institute. Get registered by Sept. 30 for our in-person 5K run or walk, or participate virtually to receive this year’s super soft race shirt! Registration

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2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 10, 2021

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a drawing this year for entry, with applications for non-guaranteed entry drawing and guaranteed entry applications open from Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. CT through 2 p.m. CT on February 18. If you apply to run for the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team during this time to obtain a guaranteed charity entry, your fundraising minimum will be $1,250. If you wait until after the drawing closes on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.…

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November 2021

2021 TCS New York City Marathon

November 7, 2021

Take on the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon in celebration of the 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 7, 2021 as part of the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

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Gaming for Hope

November 13, 2021 - November 14, 2021

Gaming for Hope is a 24-hour gaming marathon that will be held virtually, beginning at 10 a.m. November 13 to November 14, 2021. All proceeds from the event will support Van Andel Institute’s biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs. Gaming for Hope will include: A Streaming Marathon Tournaments: FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 (Single Player), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) Featured streamers: Several streamers will be featured throughout the event…

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