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2013 Highlights of Hope

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Building Van Andel Institute On August 21, 2013, donors and friends of Van Andel Institute gathered together at the home of Institute supporters Paul and Anne Nemschoff on Lake Macatawa for a lovely night of awareness and networking. The second annual Building Hope was presented by Scott Christopher Homes and featured drinks, hors d’oeuvers and mingling. Proceeds from the night benefited cancer and neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute. Thank you to Title Sponsor: Howard Miller®. 16

The Institute Visits Chicago David and Carol Van Andel as well as members of Van Andel Institute’s research centers and development, marketing & communications department, visited with new partners in Chicago on September 4-5, 2013. Institute executives and representatives met with members of the Aon Corporation and Barnes and Thornburg, a national law firm with headquarters in Chicago. Van Andel Institute researchers Dr. Jeff MacKeigan, Dr. Karsten Melcher and Dr. Matt Steensma presented their work and the Institute’s vision for biomedical research at both events. Those in attendance had an opportunity to meet with VAI representatives and learn about the groundbreaking work being done at the Institute in the field of research and science education. the challenge that drives my commitment and that spurs all of our current and future collaborative efforts.” The meeting in Chicago is one in a series of events that include locations such as Menlo Park, Santa Barbara, New York and Atlanta. These cross-country initiatives are designed to create awareness and philanthropic partnerships with individuals and organizations, spreading the reach of Van Andel Institute’s mission. David Van Andel stated, “As Chairman and CEO of Van Andel Institute, I am passionate about making sure that the benefits of basic and translational cancer research more quickly reach as many patients as possible. This is 17

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