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Ryan Harrell - Van Andel Institute Purple Community Team Hope- 2017 Chicago Marathon

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October 05, 2017

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Ryan Harrell

THE STORY:

It's pretty simple. My mom has cancer, Abby's mom has cancer; cancer sucks. It's been a few years since my last marathon and it's time to get going again. My friend and training partner, Aaron Devos, called me to get onboard with him for the 2017 Chicago Marathon and my goal is $1500 raised to support meaningful cancer research. Please contribute to this goal and help us move forward in the fight against cancer.  See the info below on how the Van Andel Institute and Purple Community make the most of the donations they recieve: 


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

$2,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jack and Jill Glass

    $100

  • John & Gretchen Vereeke

     

  • Jeff Howe

    $40

  • Don and Ronnee Harrell

    $100

  • The McLean Family

    $100

  • The Basinets

     

  • Tori Cox

    $25

  • Colin & Bethany Mulder

     

  • Brayden Sills

    $25

  • Kallie Spidahl

    $10

  • Austin & Dana

    $25

  • The Mitchell Family

    $100

  • Linda Bodkins

    $50

  • Tim & Katie Schepers

    $35

  • The Prithams

     

  • Tammy Huisingh

    $100

  • PB VHeide

    $100

  • Ruth Hofmeyer

    $50

  • Tim and Marla Matthews and family

    $25

  • Lace

    $100

  • Bruce and Sara Kunzi

    $50

  • Shana and Josh Ver Helst

     

  • Kevin & Bridget Porterfield

    $100

  • MINIFIED - a PurplePeople supporter in MD

     

  • Rozema's

    $150

  • JMK 107

    $100

  • Amanda & Adam

    $100

  • Shawn Carraher

    $250

  • Meldrim family

    $50

  • Tom and Pat Harrell

     

  • The Rewa Family

    $25

  • Bedell / Carraher Family

    $100

  • The Tothy Family

    $50

  • Hecksel family

    $50

  • Fraidstern Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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168% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Fraidstern Family

Fraidstern Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Hecksel family

Hecksel family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Tothy Family

The Tothy Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Bedell / Carraher Family

Bedell / Carraher Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Rewa Family

The Rewa Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tom and Pat Harrell

Tom and Pat Harrell

3 years ago

Meldrim family

Meldrim family

DONATION: $50

In honor of Kristin's mom who has fought Cancer twice in the last two years. 3 years ago

Shawn Carraher

Shawn Carraher

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Amanda & Adam

Amanda & Adam

DONATION: $100

Ronnee Harrell 3 years ago