Social Responsibility

VARI conducts biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and Parkinson disease and with an emphasis on translating scientific research results into clinical applications. VAEI strengthens science education and prepares and motivates individuals to pursue science or science-related professions.

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Institute has led the expansion of the life science industry in this region. Collaborative partnerships among world-class health care, research, and educational organizations have led to dramatic growth in the life sciences sector in the region, making Grand Rapids a career destination choice in this area.

Research!America, the Nation’s largest nonprofit public education and advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a high national priority, recently named David Van Andel and George Vande Woude 2015 Advocacy Award Winners.

Every spring, World T.E.A.M. Sports is hosts the Face of America Bike Ride, a two-day bike ride from our nation’s capital to Gettysburg. The annual ride honors and assist our military — injured, veterans and active duty—and the American Spirit.

This inspiring ride, put on in cooperation with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is an opportunity to welcome disabled and able-bodied servicemen and women as teammates and show them how much we appreciate their efforts and sacrifices.

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The International Student Foundation has a mission to provide scholarships, mentoring and leadership training for select foster care and orphaned students…raising up leaders of influence. The ISF envisions thousands of foster care and orphaned students transformed into successful leaders, thriving professionally and impacting communities around the world.


Watch the 2016 ISF Galla Video

Hunt for a Cure is proud to be partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) on very exciting research projects to cure Cystic Fibrosis. There are many ways you can help us Hunt for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis to save the lives of thousands of children and young adults. With your support we can continue our cutting edge research to aid in the Hunt for a Cure!

Visit for ways you can support the Hunt for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

River Valley Golf Scramble
September 15, 2017 @ 8:30pm

Regal Financial Group joined forces with Fashion has Heart, MMA Warehouse, Ranger UP and Musicskins to proudly bring you The Corporal Hoffman Series – utilizing fashion, art, and community to make a Wounded Warrior’s creative vision realized. Despite the inability to talk or even move as a result  of a snipers bullet in Iraq, Cpl Hoffman – now 29 – was determined to use his heart, mind and creative passion to inspire other wounded warriors to continue to live and dream.

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