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February 2018

Winterfest Celebration

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cascade Hills Country Club, 3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Please, join us on Thursday, February 22, for an evening of culinary delights, delectable wine and cocktails, and a chance to bid on amazing silent and live auction packages, all for an incredible cause — supporting Van Andel Institute’s life-changing Parkinson’s disease research.   Registration     Sponsorship Questions? Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

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March 2018

Grand Rapids Griffins – Purple Community Night

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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The Grand Rapids Griffins host the sixth annual Purple Community game to benefit Van Andel Institute (VAI) on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at Van Andel Arena!

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April 2018

Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Join us for the fourth annual Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K on Saturday, April 28, 2018! 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer, Parkinson’s and other disease research at Van Andel Institute.

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July 2018

Origins of Cancer 2018

July 20, 2018

Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. The theme for 2018 is Genetic and Epigenetic Alterations in Pediatric Cancers.

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August 2018

Epigenomics at VARI

August 6, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

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September 2018

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease brings together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. The theme for 2018 is Non-Motor Symptoms. For the fifth year, VARI and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust will host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting for people with Parkinson’s, advocates and caregivers that explores how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

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