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2013 Annual Report

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Purple Community Events Purple Community is filled with individuals and organizations joining together in fun ways to offer hope, support, and real action against disease. From sports events to jeans days at work, your events raised more than 0,000 for research and science education in 2013. Ada Christian School “PurePlay Goes Purple” Basketball Games Aquinas College Men’s and Women’s Purple Lacrosse Game Aquinas College Purple Baseball Game Aquinas College Softball - Christy’s Cause Aquinas College Purple Volleyball Game Art on Canvas Purple Night Battle Creek Blaze Purple Flame Game Body by OH Purple Challenge Byron Center High School Volleyball Game Caledonia High School Girls Cancer Awareness Game Covenant Christian High School Purple Volleyball Game Duncan Lake Middle School Cancer Walk East Kentwood High School Breast Cancer Football Game Eights for Hope Rowing Event Fifth Third River Bank Run Flounder and Marty’s Putt Putt for Purple Flowerland Purple Community Give Back Month Forest Hills Central Purple Basketball Game Forest Hills Northern Purple Basketball Game Generation Care’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s Glow Run - Charity Partner Grand Haven vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central Purple Hockey Game Grand Rapids Community College GRCC Cares Purple Week Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Hockey Game Grand Rapids Griffins Throw for Dough Grand Rapids Marathon Grand Valley State University Pre-SOMA Gail Easter Memorial 5k Great Lakes Scrip - Team Member Purple Day Holiday Inn Downtown Purple Pillow Promotion HT Hackney Annual Golf Outing Benefiting Melanoma Research Hudsonville High School Cookies for Cancer Fundraiser J&H Oil Community Kick-Back Program Jared Veldheer’s PowerStrength Benefit Fitness Class Jenison vs. Hudsonville Purple Hockey Game Jessie’s Ride for a Cure Kenowa Hills Purple Hockey Game Lee High School Volleyball Purple Tri-Tournament Lowell/Caledonia/South Christian vs. Grand Rapids Christian Purple Hockey Game Mancino’s of Greenville Parkinson’s Fundraiser Mari J. Meyer Pancreatic Cancer Trail Run for Hope Michigan Blood “One More” Blood Drive Michigan Intramural Recreational Sports Association Purple Event Miedema Asset Management Group Charity Auction Night Mike “The Barber” Classic Golf Outing Miles for Hope Brain Tumor 5k Walk/Run Monica’s Cookies Purple Cookie Fundraiser Oriole Park Elementary School Purple Hat Day Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center Charity Event Pinewood Middle School Purple Basketball Game Pure Barre Class to benefit Purple Community Purple Community Leadership Academy Putt for Parkinson’s Golf Outing Detroit Red Wings Hockey Fights Cancer Night Reeths-Puffer Public Schools Roof Off! Game On! Event Reeths-Puffer Women’s Purple Soccer Game River City Rascals Soccer Tournament Rockford and Forest Hills Central RAMGER Lacrosse Purple Game Rosa’s Closet Give Back Charity of the Week Russo’s of Kentwood Give Back Night Seva Yoga Charity Night Team Troll - Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille Partnership Team Troll - Ice Fishing Tournament Team Troll Cycling Team The Color Run - Purple Color Zone Tridelsol Triathlon Uccello’s Restaurant Give Back Day Union High School Purple Volleyball Game Urologic Consultants Prostate Cancer 5K Race Vytautas Aid Society Golf Outing Wells Fargo Jeans Days West Michigan Whitecaps Purple Baseball Game West Ottawa Purple Power Basketball Game Whitehall High School Purple Soccer Game Wyoming High School Softball - Christy’s Cause Yoga HEAT Purple Nights 41 GIVE TODAY AT VAI.ORG/GIVE

Signature Special Event Sponsors Special Events are opportunities to celebrate our success and invest in the future. We are fortunate to have extraordinarily dedicated signature special event sponsors whose generosity provided more than million for research and science education in 2013. The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club Alfresco Landscapes Amicus Management Amway Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Aon Aquinas College Artistry Tony and Kathleen Asselta Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bar Divani Barnes & Thornburg LLP BDO USA LLP Bella Furs Bill and Amy Bennett Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance Agency Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Bluewater Technologies Chuck and Christine Boelkins Bruce Heys Builders Brush Studio Calvin College Scott and Heidi Campbell Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan Carnevale Cascade Engineering Cascade Rental Center Century Floor Space Certified Tile and Stone Installers CityFlats Hotel CitySēn Lounge The Chop House Colliers International Love and Valeda Collins Color Me In GR Comerica Bank Cornerstone University Crowe Horwarth The Crown Jewel Spa and Salon Cumulus Media Custer, Inc. Cynthia Rose Dave Bouwkamp Masonry Davenport University Jerry and Karen DeBlaay Deloitte Design 1 Salon Detroit Red Wings Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation DK Security East End Plumbing Company East Grand Rapids Varsity Football Team Eenhoorn LLC Eikenhout, Inc. Ellis Parking Company Mark and Jennifer Ellis Dr. Kathleen Ellsworth Erhardt Construction Ernst and Young Eurest Services Expression Rings of Hope Fairly Painless Advertising Ferris Coffee and Nuts Fifth Third Private Bank Finlandia Fred L. Hansen Corporation Genesis Media Services Gerrit’s Appliance Gilmore Catering Glass Concepts Incorporated Dr. Martin and Peggy Greydanus GR Outdoor Grand Rapids Christian High Varsity Football Team Grand Rapids Griffins The Grand Rapids Press Grand Valley State University The Granger Group Great Lakes Granite Works Great Lakes Paving Great Lakes Scrip Center Guts Branding Dr. Jana Hall Hansen Balk Steel Treating Company The Harris Building Hastings Manufacturing Company Paul and Sheryl Haverkate Hedke Painting Herman Miller Foundation Hope College Howard Miller Huizenga Group The Allen and Helen Hunting Foundation Ice Sculptures LTD The ICN Foundation Andrew and Christina Keller John and Nancy Kennedy Kerkstra Precast Craig and Debra Kinney Al and Robin Koop Foundation Korbel California Champagne Mike and Sue Jandernoa Lake Michigan Credit Union Lambert, Edwards & Associates Jeannine and Ray Lanning Laura Mercier Law Weathers Leigh’s Lennon Media Management Leo’s Gary and Vicky Ludema Martha’s Vineyard Meijer The Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Metro Cupcakes Metro Health Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones Jamie R. Mills, Mills Benefit Group Jamie R. Mills, Mills Benefit Group. A Lighthouse Company Modern Day Floral Mike and Rachel Mraz Brad and Leslie Nelson Norris, Perné and French Olympia Entertainment One Trick Pony ORG West Michigan OtterBase Papers Plus Peter C. & Emmajean Cook Foundation Pioneer Construction Pitsch Companies PNC Bank Preusser Jewelers Quality Air Service Regal Financial Group Rescom Electric Inc. Rita Girls Bakery Rize Natural Energy Rockwell Republic Romence Gardens and Greenhouses Root Lowell Manufacturing Rowerdink, Inc. San Chez Bistro and Café Scott Christopher Homes Scott Mol Drywall, Inc. The Peter F. Secchia Family The Sharpe Collection of Premium Automobiles Six.One.Six Smooch Beauty Boutique Special Events Rental Spectrum Health Robert and Susan Stafford State Farm Insurance Marsha Veenstra Agency Steelcase, Inc. Streamline Systems Studio K Clothing Company Thomas and Mary Stuit Thousand Oaks Golf Club Todd Wenzel Buick GMC Townsquare Media Tre Cugini Twisted Rooster Universal Forest Products David and Carol Van Andel Steve Van Andel Varnum Veolia Energy Via Design Visual Entities Warner Norcross and Judd LLP Wells Fargo West Michigan Lumber David and Anne-Lise Whitescarver Jim and Sue Williams Wolverine Worldwide Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Aaron and Amanda Wong Wood TV8 Woodford Reserve Young and Young Architects, Inc. van andel institute 42

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