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November 2021

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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March 2022

The Batman – Van Andel Institute Student Ambassador Program Event

March 5 @ 4:30 PM
Celebration! Cinema GR North, 2121 Celebration Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

Be among the first to experience the new Batman movie and feel great helping to support cancer and Parkinson’s research at Van Andel Institute! Invite your friends, family and community to this exclusive event with several options: Movie Ticket: $15 Refreshment Combo: $11 — 32 oz. drink (unlimited refills), box of popcorn (can be refilled twice) Movie Ticket + Refreshment Combo: $25 — includes a movie ticket, 32 oz. drink (unlimited refills), box of popcorn (can be refilled twice). VIP…

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Purple Community Griffins Game

March 18 @ 6:00 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

We are excited to host our 10th annual Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Community Game at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Van Andel Arena. This year’s event will feature: Intermission activities hosted by Maranda of WOOD TV 8 50/50 raffle (100% of proceeds going to VAI) $2 beers and $2 hot dogs from 6–8 p.m. Limited-edition Van Andel Institute Purple Community jersey auction after the game Purple Ticket Packs are BACK! Lower-level center ice seats available for $25…

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April 2022

Bluegrass Boots BBQ

April 23 @ 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a great cause and enjoy bluegrass with the True Blue band. All proceeds from the evening’s event will go toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s. Reserve your ticket now! Registration

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May 2022

Duncan Lake Middle School Cancer Walk

May 19 @ 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Duncan Lake Middle School, 9757 Duncan Lake Ave SE
Caledonia, MI 49316 United States
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Duncan Lake Middle School will be hosting their annual Cancer Walk on Thursday, May 19 from 12:45 to 2:15PM. This dedicated team of students, staff and faculty have come together this year to make this year even more exciting! Check out this year's cancer walk shirts! DonateShirts

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June 2022

Border to Bridge Run 2022: Benefiting Breast Cancer Research

June 4 - June 11

Three women from the Caledonia community plan to run the length of Michigan’s lower peninsula in a first-ever Border-to-Bridge Run to raise funds supporting breast cancer research from June 4-11, 2022. Becky Bravata, Lieschen Jacobs and Liz Burnis want to use their love of running to generate charitable donations for breast cancer research in partnership with the Van Andel Institute. The women will begin at the Michigan-Indiana border and plan to run more than 300 miles north over eight consecutive…

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Marathon Team Virtual Kick Off

June 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join your teammates as we prepare for a summer of running at our virtual Van Andel Institute Marathon Team kickoff! We look forward to welcoming all our Marathon Team members as we officially kick off training season in June. Our virtual event will feature important team updates, a special message from an Institute scientist about the vital research supported by your fundraising efforts, a Q&A session with Marathon Team manager Sarah Rollman, and an opportunity to virtually meet your fellow teammates.…

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Larry DeSantis’s  1st Inauguration Memorial Golf Outing

June 25 @ 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ravenna, MI 49451 United States
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MOSS RIDGE GOLF COURSE 13545 Apple Ave., Ravenna, MI 49451 Saturday, June 25, 2022 Registration at 8:00 a.m. Shotgun starts at 9:00 a.m. $100 / Per Person $400 / Per Team Interested in Sponsoring a hole? $100 a hole will include a sign on the tee box with your company’s name and logo. Team Sign Up  Donate   Sponsors

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September 2022

15th Annual Michelle Lunn HOPE Charity Golf Outing

September 18 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scott Lake Country Club, 911 Hayes Rd NE
Comstock Park, MI United States


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October 2022

TCS London Marathon 2022

October 2

Sign up today and join an incredible trans-Atlantic team of runners raising funds for Parkinson’s disease research! The TCS London Marathon is returning in-person in 2022, and Van Andel Institute is teaming up with U.K.-based Cure Parkinson’s to give runners the opportunity to take on one of the world’s greatest races! Join the Waitlist In exchange for access to this incredible experience, we ask you to commit to raising $7,000 to support Parkinson’s research through VAI and Cure Parkinson’s International…

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