Purple Community Blog

21 Jun 2017

Purple Community Joins the Maranda Park Party Series!

On Thursday, June 22, we are kicking off Maranda Park Party season at Lamar Park in Wyoming, Michigan!

Maranda Park Parties are FREE events that bring together local businesses, non-profits and other organizations to put on an AMAZING day of family fun. There is music, free lunches for kids, giveaways and much more!


We are thrilled to be joining the Park Party series again this year at the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 22 at LAMAR PARK (2561 Porter St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519)
  • Thursday, June 29 at SMITH RYERSON PARK (650 Wood St, Muskegon, MI 49442)
  • Thursday, July 13 at EAST KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508)
  • Thursday, July 20 at KOLLEN PARK (240 Kollen Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423)

This year our booth will feature new swag items that will be available for a donation of $1, $2, $3 or $5! We will have a photo booth station and a “Thinking of You” card making station too! The cards will be delivered to children battling cancer at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Last year, our Purple Community team had an absolute blast meeting hundreds of people, doing crafts with kiddos and taking silly photos in front of our purple van. We also want to let you know how much we appreciate those of you who chose to share your story of how cancer or Parkinson’s has impacted your life personally. Your stories have inspired us and motivated us to continue to raise funds with HOPE that one day there will be a cure. If you would like to share your story now, click here.

If you are interested in volunteering with us at one or more Park Parties, please email purplecommunity@vai.org with the subject line PARK PARTY VOLUNTEER and let us know which party you would like to volunteer at. Volunteer shifts begin at 10:45 AM for set up and conclude between 2:30 – 3:00 PM. We can’t wait to see you soon!