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2022 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope

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This is the 2022 Spring/Summer edition of Van Andel Institute's Highlights of Hope donor publication.

EVENTS VAI Golf Outing

EVENTS VAI Golf Outing In September, golfers gathered at the majestic Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, for the 14th annual VAI Golf Outing. The 2021 event featured a scramble tournament, lunch, dinner and a brief award presentation. For nearly 15 years, the VAI Golf Outing has brought the golf community of West Michigan together in support of the Institute’s biomedical research and educational programs. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, the Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group of Merrill Lynch. (STARTING AT TOP RIGHT, GOING CLOCKWISE) CAROL VAN ANDEL; MOLLY KRAUSE, KAREN CUSTER, KELLIE CUSTER & TERRI DEBOER; DAVID VAN ANDEL KICKS OFF THE DAY; ANN CALLAHAN & SHAWN PREMER; RYAN FORMSMA, ERIC HELZER, CHRISTOPHER STRALKOWSKI & STAN ELENBAAS 18 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

Please note: All events followed health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic in place at the time of occurrence. Couture for a Cure Back live and in action, Couture for a Cure brought glitz, glam and generosity together at the Institute for a 16th year. The event featured a New York-style runway show by Leigh’s and highlighted the Fall 2021 collection of designer Veronica Beard. Co-founders of the eponymous brand — Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard — shared a special virtual message with the evening’s guests, who also enjoyed a seated dinner, table service and fabulous musical stylings from AB. Guests also learned more about VAI’s work into ovarian cancer research. New products and on-trend looks from Artistry appeared on the runway, and all guests took home swag bags of exclusive gifts, treats and Artistry products. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Leigh’s, and our Title Sponsor, Amway. (STARTING AT TOP RIGHT, GOING CLOCKWISE) SCOTT & REBECCA WIERDA WITH DAVID & CAROL VAN ANDEL; MODEL ON THE RUNWAY; MODEL SHOWING OFF ONE OF THE NIGHT’S CHIC LOOKS; CAROL VAN ANDEL; CONSUMERS CREDIT UNION’S LYNNE JARMAN-JOHNSON (CENTER, IN BLACK & GOLD) WITH A GREAT GROUP OF GUESTS AT THE EVENT ENTRANCE; MODEL SHOWS OFF A GLAMOROUS LOOK ON THE RUNWAY VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 19

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