Purple Community Angel

We appreciate all of our volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to Purple Community — we couldn’t do it without you! Each quarter the Purple Community Team highlights a volunteer who has gone above and beyond their call of duty as our quarterly Purple Community Angel. 

Congratulations to our Purple Community Angel of the quarter — Cheryl Wirsing!

Cheryl Wirsing & Bethany Polynice

“Volunteering has provided not only a way to feel helpful, but to learn new skills, take on new responsibilities and, most importantly, meet other enthusiastic volunteers with a shared commitment. Seeing the progress being made in research, funded in part by Purple Community activities, is what keeps me involved. I lost both my parents to cancer and I have a dear friend who is living with Multiple System Atrophy, a disease currently being researched at VAI. I am convinced that disease management opportunities, and eventually cures, will be discovered right here in Grand Rapids at VAI and that provides my motivation for continued involvement.”

Read more about Cheryl on our blog!

Previous Purple Community Angels

Q1 2017 – Sally Schaafsma

Q2 2017 – Alison Sheltrown

Q3 2017 – Daryl & Mary Mick

Q4 2017 – Brooke Galloway

Q1 2018 – Kathy Weglicki

Q2 2018 – Jessica Duval