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25th Anniversary Highlights of Hope

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This is the 25th anniversary edition of Highlights of Hope, published in Fall 2021.

Couture for a Cure From

Couture for a Cure From a spark of inspiration came Couture for a Cure, the brainchild of Carol Van Andel and Leigh’s founder Rebecca Wierda. This signature fall event reminds us that science and art are intertwined, and fashion is a beautiful way to showcase that connection. Each year, Couture brings people together around a popular theme and gorgeous displays of fashion, while sharing the Institute’s incredible work and the inspiring people at the heart of our mission. VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE | 25 YEARS (CLOCKWISE, STARTING AT TOP) A MODEL WALKS THE RUNWAY AT INAUGURAL EVENT; CAROL VAN ANDEL; SCOTT & REBECCA WIERDA & CAROL & DAVID VAN ANDEL; MODELS ON THE RUNWAY IN 2017; A FLIRTY, ADVENTUROUS LOOK ON THE RUNWAY IN 2019; MARANDA, REBECCA WIERDA, CAROL VAN ANDEL & CANDACE MATTHEWS, 2020 2006 –- 2021 20

Hope on the Hill Gala Initially named the Celebration of Hope, Hope on the Hill celebrates VAI’s mission and the continued support of the community in our work. This event doesn’t apologize for being on the whimsical side, because in doing so, it draws attention to the Institute’s farreaching goals and long-standing resolve to impact health and humanity. Hope on the Hill celebrated its 20th anniversary via virtual event in 2020. (CLOCKWISE, STARTING AT TOP) DAVID & CAROL VAN ANDEL CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HOPE ON THE HILL, 2020; LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. PERFORMING, 2016; THE 2018 GALA TOOK ON A KENTUCKY DERBY FEEL; LIGHT BALANCE PERFORMING, 2018; A WONDROUS GALA IN 2019; DAVID & CAROL VAN ANDEL WITH THE FORTE TENORS, 2015 VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE | 25 YEARS 2001 – 2021 21

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