October 13, 2022  |  6:00 pm  -  11:00 pm

Couture for a Cure

Carol Van Andel, Rebecca Wierda and Kelli Templeton invite you to join them for the 17th annual Couture for a Cure — an evening full of fashion, fun and philanthropy in support of Van Andel Institute’s mission!

This year’s intimate event will feature a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s along with a special look at the Fall/Winter 2022 collection from world-renowned Italian fashion brand Max Mara. Founded in 1951 by the late visionary Achille Maramotti and recognized today for its timeless sensibility and constructed from the most luxurious fabrics, Max Mara is available in 2,600 locations in more than 100 countries worldwide. Guests will also experience new products and on-trend looks from Artistry™ on the runway and at the beauty bar.

All guests will receive a swag bag of exclusive gifts, treats and Artistry products and will enjoy a strolling cocktail hour and seated dinner. Sponsors will receive exclusive benefits, including VIP gifts from Artistry.

You’ll also be treated to live entertainment from the fabulous AB, the return of the long-awaited afterparty, and a silent auction full of incredible items. All proceeds benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs at the Institute.

Please note: Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test will be required for those wishing to attend this event in person. Additional details will be provided as the event date approaches.
Suggested attire for the evening is Cocktail Attire.
Complimentary valet at the main entrance.

Event Details

Venue: Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!




  • Chuck & Christine Boelkins


  • Dave & Donna Hockstra

  • Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation


  • Jana Hall

  • Patti Griswold

  • Dr. Peter & Veronica Jones

  • Sharon Van Dellen

  • Michael & Gayle VanGessel