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Van Andel Institute


Purple Community is Van Andel Institute’s grassroots community awareness and fundraising program that connects individuals, schools, teams, and businesses to the resources needed to join the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. When you fundraise through Purple Community, your efforts go farther. Thanks to a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel, every dollar of every donation goes directly to the cause – that’s 100% HOPE!

Join Team Purple Community today, and help support research happening right here in West Michigan, while making a global impact. Help us raise awareness, celebrate those living with cancer or Parkinson’s disease, and honor loved ones who have passed away and support research that gives hope to patients and families around the world.  When you join Team Purple Community as a hard-working fundraiser, you will have many fun and exciting incentives to look forward to including Purple Community swag, training programs and tips, access to bathrooms and secured storage of car keys at Van Andel Institute on race day, easy walking access to Michigan Avenue to find the start line in front of the DeVos Place, and for our TOP FUNDRAISERS, access to park in the VAI guest lot on Crescent and Division on race day, and so much more!  See YOU at the finish line!

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Van Andel on Maranda Where You Live

Join Team Hope at Fifth Third River Bank Run (click to view segment)


Fifth Third River Bank Run

PO Box 2194
Grand Rapids, MI  49501-2194
616.771.1590   |