Purple Community Blog

1 Jun 2016

PC5K – Thank you!

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We truly appreciate your support of the 2nd Annual Purple Community 5K powered by Consumers Credit Union which took place on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Fifth Third Ballpark.

We welcomed nearly 300 runners for a beautiful morning of running, walking, and honoring those in our lives who are on a cancer or neurodegenerative disease journey and remembering those that are now at peace. With your support, this second annual event raised over $16,000 in net proceeds for cancer and Parkinson’s disease research happening at Van Andel Institute.

We would like to thank our planning committee that worked very hard to make this year a success:

Doug Bostian
Cindy Brown
Lynne Jarman-Johnson
Lorrie Jaynes
Glenna Kane
Mike Klint
Lorri March DeanRon Martin
Sally Schaafsma
Jenae Schultheiss
Abby Taylor
Kathy Weglicki
Cheryl Wirsing

Thank you to our fundraisers!

We were blown away by the support our participants received this year and are so grateful to those of you that went the extra mile and raised funds as part of your participation in this year’s race. 

Congrats To Our Top Individuals!

Anne Owens, $345
Alison Sheltrown, $337
Glenna Kane, $275
Julie Marklevitz, $175
Lisa Evans, $175
Jill Mast, $150
Dan Rogers, $125
Ron Rutz, $110
Lauren Smith, $104
Curt Medler, $102

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors and the many others that helped make this event a possibility!


Thank you to our in kind partners:

Classic Race Management
D&W Fresh Market
Dave & Busters
DJ Grant Miller
Eastern Floral
EcoTrek Fitness
Family Fare
Give ‘Em A Break Safety
Groove City Events
Image Builders Marketing
MacAllister Rentals
Metro Health Sports Medicine
Old Orchard Brands
Pepsi Beverage Company
Water Works
West Michigan Whitecaps

Event photos are available on our Facebook page – Click here to view and tag. Please share this link with your friends and family!

We look forward to seeing you again, for the 2017 Purple Community 5K (date to be announced soon)!


The Purple Community Team
Van Andel Institute