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Van Andel Institute Announces Upcoming Chicago-Based Fundraiser For Cancer And Parkinson's Disease Research



8/24/2017 6:25:58 AM

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CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute (VAI) announces a Chicago-based cocktail event Thursday, Sep. 7, supporting Van Andel Institute's cancer and Parkinson's disease research, as well as the Institute's cutting-edge science education initiatives. Van Andel Institute is an independent biomedical research and science education organization committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations.

VAI was established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has grown into a premiere research and educational institution that supports the work of more than 360 scientists, educators and staff. Collaborative partnerships with national and international organizations continue to expand the reach of the Institute's biomedical research initiatives. The Van Andel Research InstituteStand Up To Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team and the Institute's partnership with the UK-based research charity, The Cure Parkinson's Trust, help move life-changing therapies from the lab to the clinic.

The Chicago event, titled Designs on a Cure, is in partnership with the Sixth Floor Showrooms at Chicago's Merchandise Mart and promises to provide guests with an evening of chic design, delicious cocktails and bites, and access to meet and mingle with the leadership of Van Andel Institute and Chicago's top interior designers. The event also propels VAI's expanded presence in Chicagoland.

Designs on a Cure will take place Thursday, Sep. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Merchandise Mart's Six Floor Showrooms. Participating Showrooms that will be open to guests as well as interior designers who will be on hand include:

Showrooms Open to Guests:

A. Rudin

Cowan and Tout

Fabricut

Benjamin Moore    

Donghia                       

Holland and Sherry

Bradley           

Duralee                         

Innovations

The Bright Group     

Edelman                     

Interior Crafts, Inc.

Kravet          

Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson    

Romo   

Lalique        

Osborne & Little                    

Samuel and Sons

Lapchi      

Pindler                          

Scalamandre

Lee Jofa / Brunschwig and Fils     

Quadrille            

Schumacher

Maya Romanoff          

Richard Norton Gallery          

Stark


Robert Allen                    

Tai Ping



Watson Smith

Interior Designers in Attendance:

Nora Schneider - Nora Schneider Interior Design    

David Kaufman - Kaufman Segal Design    

Lauren Coburn - Lauren Coburn, LLC                

Ken Walter - Gray & Walter

Tom Stringer Design Partners                          

Mia Rao - Mia Rao Design

Soucie Horner Design                                      

Michael Syrjanen - Michael Syrjanen Design

Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello - Vincere   

Janet McCann - Janet McCann Design

Brian Snow - Semel-Snow                                  

Bruce Fox - Bruce Fox Design

Elissa Morgante - Morgante Wilson Architects      

Nicholas Moriarity - Nicholas Moriarity Interiors

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.vai.org/events/design

ABOUT VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE :  Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an independent nonprofit biomedical research and science education organization committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, VAI has grown into a premier research and educational institution that supports the work of more than 360 scientists, educators and staff. Van Andel Institute (VAI) is dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases and translating those findings into effective therapies. The Institute's scientists work in onsite laboratories and participate in collaborative partnerships that span the globe. Learn more about Van Andel Institute or donate by visiting www.vai.org. 100% To Research, Discovery & Hope®

Contact:
Catherine Merritt
Catherine@catherinemmerritt.com
312.343.2812

 

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