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March 2020

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
MI United States + Google Map

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
MI United States + Google Map

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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Hybrid Michelle Lunn Hope Golf Benefit

September 18 - September 27
Scott Lake Country Club, 911 Hayes Rd NE
Comstock Park, MI United States

Join us for a Hybrid Michelle Lunn HOPE Foundation Golf Benefit. Due to COVID-19, We have made the decision to cancel our normal golf tournament on September 20, 2020, and instead provide a virtual tournament.  This way no large crowds gather, but you are still able to play golf with your foursome during a select time frame. It’s our way of keeping our golf tournament alive and keeping everyone safe, through social distancing, while still enjoying a day of golf while helping…

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October 2020

26.2 Mile Challenge for Hope benefiting Van Andel Institute

October 1 - November 1

What is the 26.2 Mile Challenge for Hope? A virtual run/walk challenge is like a traditional race, except participants complete the miles entirely on their own schedule. There is no required location nor a mandatory time of day in which to complete the event. We hope to challenge participants to get outside to stay active and healthy. Our challenge is 26.2 miles for hope. You can run or walk, and once you complete your registration, the next step is to…

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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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