We love to support our community, we do this by participating and giving back to multiple organizations in the Grand Rapids area.

Denise Erickson, founder of Run 4 a Cause started this organization in 2010. Since then, our events have accumulated just over $120K for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

2012 Run 4 a Cause

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

The Run 4 a Cause... Our Kids! 5K Run /Walk and 1.5 Mile Family Fun Run help raise funds and awareness for life-saving services at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Last year, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital cared for more than 190,000 children from West Michigan and beyond. Through the generosity of the community, children can receive world-class care right here in Grand Rapids. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is improving the quality of life for the brave and extraordinary children and families who struggle with the adversity of illness and injury.

Proceeds from this event will benefit two vital programs at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital: Child Life Services and Pediatric Hematology & Oncology. We also hold an annual bowling event every year to support and kick off our annual run.

We also Support:

Womens Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center walks alongside women in transition, encouraging them to believe in themselves and teaching them the skills they need to succeed with their career goals.

Denise Hamill has sat on the Host Committee for the past three years for the Pillar Awards.



Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kent County, is the only local volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed members of the Kent County court system to act on behalf of abused or neglected children as they pass through the family court system.

CAC Kent

The Children’s Assessment Center

The Children’s Assessment Center assesses, supports, and assists child victims of suspected sexual abuse. We provide interviews, assessments, medical exams, counseling and therapy, and court support. All of our services are offered in a child-friendly, sensitive, and safe environment and are free of charge to all children and nonoffending family members. We serve the entire Kent County area. The Center also works with a call-out team to provide emergency care in the thirteen counties making up West Michigan on evenings, weekends, and holidays.