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February 2020

South Christian Basketball Game

February 28 @ 5:00 PM
South Christian High School, 160 68th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 United States
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South Christian High School will be taking on cancer for their men’s and women’s varsity basketball games and invite attendees to help in turning the gym purple, while they raise funds and awareness for cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

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B93 Country Kicks Cancer Concert Series – Aaron Watson

February 28 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Calling all country music fans! Our friends at B-93 and The Intersection have teamed up to fight cancer! For every Aaron Watson ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to Van Andel Institute to support cancer research happening right here in West Michigan! We are in need of volunteers to help run our Van Andel Institute Purple Community table during the concert! Please email purplecommunity@vai.org if you are interested. See you there!

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March 2020

Canceled – PC Leadership Lunch & Learn – Spring

March 25 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Unfortunately we will be canceling this event due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus. This was not an easy decision, but the health and safety of the public and our employees must be our top priority. Thank you again for your time and understanding. 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…

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Canceled – Purple Community Griffins Game

March 27 @ 7:00 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Unfortunately we will be canceling this event due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus. This was not an easy decision, but the health and safety of the public and our employees must be our top priority. Thank you again for your time and understanding. We are excited to host our 9th annual Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Community Game at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Van Andel Arena. This year’s event will feature: Intermission activities hosted by Maranda…

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June 2020

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Raid Local

June 28 @ 8:00 AM

Join Van Andel Institute and Cure Parkinson’s Trust for Raid Local this June! The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Raid Local is a unique cycling event for socially distanced times where participants ride 137 km (85 miles) with a grueling 3,700 m (more than 12,000 feet) ascent in one day, on your local roads. VAI and CPT are teaming up to raise funds for the International Linked Clinical Trials for Parkinson’s disease research and asking participants to create their own ride to support our cause. Join cyclists from the U.K., France and Italy in this global virtual cycling event to raise funds to…

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August 2020

8th Annual James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing

August 8
The Mines Golf Course, 330 Covell Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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Save the date for the 8th Annual James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing! All proceeds from the James H. Bouwhuis Memorial Golf Outing will benefit neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute!

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Van Andel Institute Volunteer Virtual Pizza Party

August 26 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We are excited to bring together our wonderful volunteers virtually to thank them for everything they have done for Van Andel Institute this past year. In addition to recognizing volunteer achievements, this event will update you on what’s new with Van Andel Institute and provide complimentary pizza kits for participants to cook at home with family! Please RSVP by August 14, 2020.

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Standup for the Cure

August 28 - August 30
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Now that Summer is here it's time to make the most of Social Distancing by taking part in the upcoming Virtual Standup for the Cure.  Breast Cancer didn't stop because of COVID, so neither can we.  Our mission to save lives, build community and promote an active, healthy lifestyle is more important than ever.  We need your help to continue the battle. We acknowledge that things are different in 2020.  We are counting on your flexibility and resiliency to make…

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September 2020

Virtual Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge

September 10 @ 7:00 PM
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Join us for the 7th annual Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge event! This year, we have made the decision to go virtual, for everyone's safety and comfort. The virtual event will make use of the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Bridge, so you’ll still be able to enjoy awesome views — from the comfort of your own home. All proceeds benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education at Van Andel Institute. Be sure to have handy a yoga…

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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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