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2014 Fall Highlights of Hope

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FALL 2014 VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE’S HIGHLIGHTSof HOPE Paying it Forward: One Woman’s Victory Over Breast Cancer and the Legacy She Leaves for Others and now being cancer-free by holding a 5k run in Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., and she invited friends and family to participate for a donation. Thanks to her efforts and the contributions of friends and family, Lorrie raised more than 0 for breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute. Breast cancer survivor and advocate Lorrie Jaynes celebrates her triumphant battle with breast cancer at her 5k run with her nieces and nephews. A Startling Diagnosis Breast cancer research has made great strides thanks to women who have battled the disease, won and advocated for others. Lorrie Jaynes continues that legacy today. “Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Lorrie. “I was 37, and I had no family history.” Today, she’s a fundraiser, volunteer and advocate who coaches others receiving cancer treatments. “I can do things now. I can spread the word. I can volunteer. That’s what I enjoy now. That’s my real passion,” she said. 10-Year Celebration Lorrie celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis “I wanted 100% to stay in Grand Rapids and for it all to go to research,” she said. “Someday when we find a cure, I want to be a part of it. I will be a part of it.” You Can Support Breast Cancer Research Join Lorrie in the fight for improved treatments and diagnostics. Learn how you can support breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute by contacting Development at development@vai.org or 616.234.5030. Runners line up to participate in Lorrie Jaynes’ celebratory 5k run and fundraiser for breast cancer research. 6 | Van Andel Institute Highlights of Hope

A Gift to Honor a Loved One FRED BOGAERT DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS AN AVERAGE GUY WHO “ISN’T DOING ANYTHING SPECIAL.” BUT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TWO GIFT ANNUITIES FOR VAN ANDEL RESEARCH INSTITUTE MAKES HIM EXCEPTIONAL IN OUR EYES. Fred and the late Julie Bogaert both received cancer diagnoses within nine months of one another. WHY CONSIDER A GIFT ANNUITY? IT IS DIRECT AND UNCOMPLICATED – You simply transfer cash or securities to the Institute in exchange for our written agreement to pay you, or you and another beneficiary, a specified annuity payment for as long as you live. IT IS SAFE AND SECURE – Our commitment to pay a lifetime annuity to you or you and another beneficiary is backed by a special reserve fund as well as by all the assets of the Institute. IT IS TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT – Your investment will help improve the health and enhance the lives of future generations. CONTACT US AT DEVELOPMENT@VAI.ORG OR 616.234.5030 TO LEARN MORE. Fred and his wife Julie were sweethearts for 47 years. The couple met at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and both enjoyed sniping, a type of two-person sailing. Unfortunately, they were also both diagnosed with cancer. A Personal Connection “I was diagnosed with prostate and colon cancer in 2000,” said Fred. “I had part of my colon removed, and I went through 4-5 months of chemotherapy followed by radiation.” As Fred’s treatments were ending, Julie was diagnosed with lung cancer. Sadly, her cancer metastasized to the brain, and she passed away one year later. “I don’t need to be convinced that cancer is a dreaded disease,” said Fred. Leaving a Legacy Fred appreciates and Julie appreciated the value of research. Julie’s father, Dr. George F. Cartland, was a researcher for the Upjohn Become the Next Generation of Ambassadors for Van Andel Institute Ambassadors Innovate. Become a Legacy. Inspire. Fred and the late Julie Bogaert are leaving a gift to Van Andel Research Institute in honor of Julie’s father, a researcher at the Upjohn Company. Company in Kalamazoo, Mich. a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm. Dr. Cartland was an outstanding scientist who authored and co-authored more than 30 publications and held a number of patents for medicinal products and their production. “We are gifting in honor of my fatherin-law,” said Fred. “No gift is too small, and it’s certainly a wonderful way to honor a family member.” Thank you, Fred, for making a gift to combat the disease that has affected your family! Van Andel Institute’s J-Board Ambassadors are young professionals committed to the Institute’s mission to impact human health. Join us for exciting events, valuable learning opportunities and networking. Contact Sarah Murphy Lamb to learn more at sarah.lamb@vai.org or 616.234.5712. Van Andel Institute Highlights of Hope | 7

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