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Kendra Muller - Van Andel Institute Purple Community Team Hope- 2017 Chicago Marathon

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owner profile imageTomorrow!
October 07, 2017

Tomorrow is the day! I’m excited and a little nervous...but mostly excited. Kristy, Shane and I will head to Chicago in a few hours. We will  See more
Kendra Muller

THE STORY:

Running has been something I've enjoyed for many years after "retiring" from competitive swimming. I've honestly never thought I would run a full marathon but I just couldn't pass up this opportunity. I am not running this marathon for myself - it's for Eric, Chelsea & Arie Westra, my Grandma, my Uncle, and many other close family and friends who are fighting cancer.

If you would like to hear more about Eric, please visit https://lifeofawittywidow.com/

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Purple Community is Van Andel Institute’s grassroots community awareness and fundraising program that connects individuals, schools, teams, and businesses to the resources needed to join the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Individualized tools and customized assistance are available to create events and programs that help raise funds for biomedical research at Van Andel Institute. Because of people like you, thousands of cancer and neurodegenerative disease patients and their families have hope for the future.

 

When you fundraise through Purple Community, your efforts go farther. Thanks to a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel, every dollar of every donation goes directly to the cause – that’s 100% HOPE! You are helping accelerate research and translate discoveries into therapies that will conquer illness and save lives.

 

Research is expensive and government funding of scientific research is at a historic low. It currently takes more than 10 years and a billion dollars to bring a new drug or treatment from the laboratory bench to a patient’s bedside. We need your help to make this process go faster. When you support Purple Community, 100% of your funds support Van Andel Institute scientists who are studying more than 20 different diseases. To see the full list visit http://purplecommunity.vai.org/about/

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To This Fundraiser

$1,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joant, Erika & Camila Perdomo

    $100

  • Andrew and Jean Johnson

    $50

  • Vandertulip family

     

  • Garage Sale to benefit VAI

    $200

  • Jacob, Sarah, Teagan and Carter Barnhart <3<3

    $100

  • Erin Mutton

     

  • JJ

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • N&L Muller

    $150

  • Stephanie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aunt Lora and Uncle John

     

  • Marian & Greg

    $75

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108% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Marian & Greg

Marian & Greg

DONATION: $75

You are amazing!! 3 years ago

Aunt Lora and Uncle John

Aunt Lora and Uncle John

So proud of you! And of course, it's a great cause you're supporting! Go Kendra! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

in honor of Bill and Pat Vandertulip 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

You rock, Kendra!! 3 years ago

Stephanie

Stephanie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

N&L Muller

N&L Muller

DONATION: $150

In memory of a fearless warrior who we called cousin & friend. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

In loving memory of family & friends. May they find a cure! 3 years ago

JJ

JJ

DONATION: $100

May they find a cure!ð??? 3 years ago

Erin Mutton

Erin Mutton

3 years ago