CrossWind 5k Run/Walk Team


Help Us Reach Our Goal

I am so excited to participate in the upcoming Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk and would be honored if you would join my team! There are 3 ways to do this: 1.More...

Special Thanks To

Bee Brave and Purple Community

Bee Brave is more than just a few events throughout the year to raise money for local breast cancer research. Throughout the last ten years, it has grown to become a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about raising breast cancer awareness, supporting fighters, and honoring those whose battle has ended. It has become a haven of hope for those who need it, a home to share their courageous stories in, as well as a place to celebrate the victories and triumphs over breast cancer.


Bee Brave is different because 100% of the money raised stays in Grand Rapids, Michigan! But that’s not all:

  • 100% of our events are organized by volunteers and supported by local business sponsors who are dedicated to finding a cure.
  • 100% of race registration goes directly to breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

Bee Brave raised $90,000 for breast cancer research in 2018 and that simply would not have been possible without the support of our local business sponsors and the volunteers who give countless hours to this cause. None of our incredible volunteer organizers receive a paycheck from Bee Brave because they would rather see every single dollar be used for research!


Bee Brave is proud to partner with Purple Community, Van Andel Institute’s grassroots community awareness and fundraising program, that connects individuals, schools, teams, and businesses to the resources needed to join the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Individualized tools and customized assistance are available to create events and programs that help raise funds for biomedical research at Van Andel Institute. When you fundraise through Purple Community, your efforts go farther. Thanks to a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel, every dollar of every donation goes directly to the cause – that&rsquo<


Help Us Reach Our Goal

I am so excited to participate in the upcoming Bee Brave 5K Run/Walk and would be honored if you would join my team! There are 3 ways to do this:

1. REGISTER to join me on race day as we walk/run for a GREAT cause. You will receive a great t-shirt!

2. Register as a VIRTUAL WALKER! Maybe you can’t be there on race day, but still want a t-shirt (I will pick it up for you).

3. DONATE! Any of these choices help me with my personal goal to raise $1000.


Bee Brave is very unique in that EVERY registration and donation dollar goes directly to Van Andel Institute where 100% of the money we send them goes to breast cancer research right here in West Michigan! Just click on the appropriate link to join or donate! THANK YOU for your consideration and support!!!!

Kevin Guetschow $100.00

Thank you for your support! Please note that if you intend to sign up as a Virtual Participant, you must complete the registraton process by clicking here.

Does your employer match donations?

Many companies match employee donations dollar for dollar. Double the impact of your gift today by checking with your employer and obtaining a matching gift form. Have questions? Contact 616.234.5552 or email for more info.


*Be sure to use Van Andel Institute as the receiving charity!

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