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February 2020

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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B93 Country Kicks Cancer – Lanco

February 13 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 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 Lanco 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!

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West Ottawa Purple Power Basketball

February 14 @ 6:00 PM
West Ottawa High School, 3685 Butternut Dr
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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West Ottawa Purple Power will be hosting their 8th annual basketball game to honor, remember, and celebrate those who have been on a cancer journey! Donate to this year’s Purple Power to join in their fight against cancer!

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Tuning Out Cancer & Parkinson’s disease with 20 Monroe Live — Love Struck 80s Prom ft. Sixteen Candles

February 14 @ 6:00 PM
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Sixteen Candles returns to 20 Monroe Live for a Valentine's Day Love Struck 80s Prom presented by Star 105.7 and DJ Composition! Will-call/box office opens @ 6 p.m. Door Time: 8 p.m. Show Time: 9 p.m. Ages: Ages 18+ welcome. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Get Tickets

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West Catholic Purple Basketball Game

February 21 @ 5:00 PM
West Catholic High School, 1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join West Catholic High School and Van Andel Institute Purple Community for the 2nd annual night of purple games! The men’s and women’s basketball teams will each be playing for a purpose against Allendale High School on Feb. 21. You won’t want to miss the varsity teams on the court as they’ll be sporting special purple warmups! There will be t-shirts available for purchase and other ways to give back to the cause, including a halftime shootout contest and much…

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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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