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October 2021

Hope on the Hill Gala

October 28 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Hope on the Hill is now sold out for in-person attendance. Virtual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Join Van Andel Institute for the 21st annual Hope on the Hill Gala — Mission: Made Possible, and get ready to jump into action against Parkinson’s, cancer and more of the most elusive diseases threatening human health today. It is an especially exciting year for us, as we celebrate our beloved Institute’s 25th anniversary. Break out your best black-tie attire and…

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November 2021

A Conversation about Pancreatic Cancer hosted by Carol Van Andel

November 10 @ 11:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Despite incredible advances in cancer detection and treatment, pancreatic cancer continues to pose a particular challenge to physicians and patients because it often doesn’t have obvious early symptoms. By the time the disease is found, it is typically quite advanced, complicating treatment and leading to poorer patient outcomes. Thanks to new breakthroughs, there is hope. Join us for A Conversation About Pancreatic Cancer — Hosted by Carol Van Andel, an event that will highlight the latest advances in pancreatic cancer…

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Gaming for Hope

November 13 - November 14

Gaming for Hope is a 24-hour gaming marathon that will be held virtually, beginning at 10 a.m. November 13 to November 14, 2021. All proceeds from the event will support Van Andel Institute’s biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs. Gaming for Hope will include: A Streaming Marathon Tournaments: FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 (Single Player), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Featured streamers: Several streamers will be featured throughout the event and…

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February 2022

Winterfest Celebration

February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST
Cascade Hills Country Club, 3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States

Join us for Van Andel Institute’s 17th annual Winterfest Celebration at Cascade Hills Country Club on Thursday, February 17 — an evening full of culinary creations, delectable drinks and exceptional entertainment, all in support of VAI’s groundbreaking Parkinson’s disease research. Guests will have the chance to sample food and drinks from some of Grand Rapids’ best restaurants and bid on amazing silent auction packages from a variety of sponsors. All proceeds from Winterfest — one of the Institute’s most popular…

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