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Van Andel Institute: 100% Hope

Purple Community - 100% Hope events support research conducted at Van Andel Institute in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The institute was founded by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 with a vision of enriching and enhancing lives worldwide through biomedical research and education.

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 Grand Valley State University

GVSU PreSOMA Gail Easter Memorial 5K


GVSU's student organization Pre-Students of Osteopathic Medicine Association (Pre-SOMA) teamed up with Van Andel Research Institute to hold the Annual Gail Easter Memorial 5K to find a cure for lung cancer.

Join Forest Hills Central and Rockford Lacrosse for their annual Purple Lacrosse Tournament.
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 St. Cecilia's Music Center

Sardonyx: Hybrids of the Future


Bodies of Art Fashion Alliance of Kendall College of Art and Design invites you to their 10th annual fashion show benefiting VAI!

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Team Troll

Team Troll

Recreational and competitive cyclists are raising awareness about Parkinson's while raising funds for research at VAI.

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