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October 2021

Couture for a Cure

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Carol Van Andel, Rebecca Wierda and Candace Matthews invite you to join them for the 16th annual Couture for a Cure — an evening full of fashion, fun and philanthropy in support of Van Andel Institute’s mission! This intimate event will feature a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s along with a special look at the Fall 2021 collection of designer Veronica Beard. Guests will be treated to a special virtual appearance by Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard,…

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Stephane Angers, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 20 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Stephane Angers, Ph.D. University of Toronto Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Qing Zhang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 27 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Qing Zhang, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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. Enjoy an air of mystery, black tie attire, and plenty of surprises around every corner. It will be a well-deserved celebration of the often-unsung heroes who,…

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November 2021

TCS New York City Marathon

November 7

Running a marathon is an incredible undertaking in and of itself and requires a tremendous amount of physical and mental endurance and motivation. Why not give yourself an added boost of motivation by running in honor or memory of someone in your life that who has faced a cancer or Parkinson’s disease journey? When you sign up to run with our Van Andel Institute Marathon Team on behalf of Van Andel Institute (VAI), we will be with you every step of the…

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A Conversation about Pancreatic Cancer hosted by Carol Van Andel

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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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December 2021

Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

December 1 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Brown University Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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