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February 2019

Country Kicks Cancer – Dylan Scott

February 1, 2019 @ 6:30 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 Dylan Scott 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. Tickets can be purchased at http://sectionlive.com/event/dylan-scott-nothing-to-do-town-tour-2019/ If you are interested in volunteering, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org for more information. Shifts will run from 6 PM to 11 PM.

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Hockey Fights Cancer at Southside Arena

February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Southside Arena, 566 100th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315 United States
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Save the date for the 3rd annual Hockey Fights Cancer at Southside Arena! We will be recruiting volunteers to help with Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts at the rink. If you are willing to help out, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org! Game schedule to be announced. To donate to a specific team or player, please click on the button below. TEAMS & FUNDRAISING  

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South Christian Men’s and Women’s Basketball

February 15, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
South Christian High School, 160 68th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 United States
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As part of a Senior Faith Project put on by students, both South Christian men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams will host Thornapple Kellogg High School in their 2019 purple night benefitting Purple Community! Purple trinket items will be for sale during school hours the week leading up to the games. Women’s Varsity tips off at 6:00 p.m. Men’s Varsity tips off at 7:30 p.m.

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Pinewood Middle School Basketball

February 27, 2019
Pinewood Middle School, 2100 60th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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Pinewood Middle School has raised over $17,000 for cancer research at Van Andel Institute. We’re excited to see what’s in store for 2019!

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March 2019

Purple Community Griffins Game

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Save the date for the 9th annual Purple Community Night at the Griffins Game! Ticket links will be posted when available.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2019

You can walk with Purple Community in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade! Join us as we toss out beads and spread some purple through Grand Rapids to share the mission of Van Andel Institute. If you are interested in participating, please email Allyson.Huttenga@vai.org to sign up!

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Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

March 24, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle! We are hoping to register at least FIVE runners with Purple Community for the Shamrock Shuffle which is an 8K Run or 2 Mile Walk on Sunday, March 24, 2019! Questions or concerns with registering, please contact Ashley.Owen@vai.org. This event takes place in Chicago, Illinois.

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May 2019

LAX vs Cancer

May 4, 2019
Grandville High School, 4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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Save the date for the 2019 LAX vs. Cancer face off! In 2018, over $25,000 was raised for cancer research between Grandville and Rockford Public Schools.

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Bee Brave Golf Outing

May 4, 2019

Save the date for the annual Bee Brave Golf Outing to benefit breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute!

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August 2019

MINI on the Mack

August 3, 2019
Mackinaw Bridge Mackinaw City, MI United States + Google Map

Purple Community is excited to be part of this biennial event benefitting Parkinson’s disease research at Van Andel Institute. See photos and highlights from 2017 on Facebook.

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