The ALS Association Michigan Chapter, in partnership with the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, present Nana's Run, a special 5k race held in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Nana’s Run is the creation of the event chairpersons, Cassandra and Sydney DeVos. The race is a tribute to their beloved maternal grandmother Char VanderLaan, affectionately called Nana, who passed away on March 7, 2014 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Since Nana VanderLaan was diagnosed with ALS in October 2013, the DeVos granddaughters have made a commitment to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds that will support patient and physician education, ALS patients and their families, and ongoing research within Michigan.
The setup of the race (set up of equipment, tables, chairs, and other items; mark the course with appropriate directional and mile marker signs)
The setup and organization of registration materials and t-shirts
The information desk (help participants with questions and provide directional assistance)
The setup and distribution of water at the finish line
The tear down and clean-up
Below is both the link to the Nana’s Run website and our volunteer signup page.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ALS Association - Michigan Chapter
675 E. Big Beaver, Ste. 207, 678 FRONT AVE NW STE 177, Troy, MI 48083, US
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The ALS Association is the only national, not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS through research, patient services, advocacy and public awareness.
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sat May 01, 2021
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rosa Parks Circle135 Monroe Center St NWGrand Rapids, MI49503