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Kristen Kinzer - Van Andel Institute Purple Community Team Hope- 2017 Chicago Marathon

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September 03, 2017

Hello everyone. I am beyond grateful for your donations to this 26.2 miles-by-foot adventure! The race is October 8th, and training has been  See more
Kristen Kinzer

THE STORY:

This isn't just another race...this marathon is close to my heart as it supports cancer research and family losses. I'm a part of the Van Andel team along with several family members and friends raising money for cancer research--and ALL your donations go straight to research, not to a registration fee/etc! Cancer is ugly--no one is shocked by that fact. But this is a chance to give this disease a shock and do something about it. Each of us has to reach $1,500 by October 8, and anything you desire to give is appreciated from $1--whatever your heart tells you. Thanks so much for your thoughts and contributions!

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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$1,609

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Jodie B

    $25

  • John Ross

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vandertulip family

     

  • Laura Klonica

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anna Vandertulip

    $40

  • Katie Lav ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️?

    $75

  • Jake Houf

    $100

  • Santia Casagrand

    $25

  • Brett

     

  • Kristen Kinzer

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amy Wellman

    $100

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107% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Amy Wellman

Amy Wellman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Bill and Pat Vandertulip 3 years ago

Kristen Kinzer

Kristen Kinzer

DONATION: $100

For Grandma Vandertulip, Eric, and Uncle Billy 3 years ago

Brett

Brett

3 years ago

Santia Casagrand

Santia Casagrand

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jake Houf

Jake Houf

DONATION: $100

Proud of you Kristy! Keep up the hard work! - In memory of Jim Houf, 8/8/48-3/13/17 3 years ago

Katie Lav ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️?

Katie Lav ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️?

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Anna Vandertulip

Anna Vandertulip

DONATION: $40

In memory of Pat Vandertulip 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Laura Klonica

Laura Klonica

DONATION: $100

3 years ago