Start Fundraising with Purple Community

Host an event or start a fundraising campaign to help accelerate the speed of research and discovery at Van Andel Institute (VAI)!

There’s no limit to what you can do! You can host your own Purple Community event (check out our event calendar for inspiration) or create a personalized donation page for individual fundraising. Your community, friends and family will be able to help you remember those who have fought, conquered or lost their battle to devastating diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. No matter what you do, you’ll be actively supporting the work being done at VAI. To see a list of diseases studied, please click here.

100% of the money you raise will go directly into VAI’s labs and education programs. Click below to begin and start making a difference today!


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You can make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer and Parkinson’s disease by setting up a fundraiser or hosting an event — click the Get Started button now!

Make a Plan

Use our tools to create your own event or personalized fundraising webpage — we will show you how!


Engage your community, friends and family and start raising money!

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