GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Join BIGGBY COFFEE and iUnderstand for Pink Heart Day at Rosa Parks Circle. The event will include 15 vendors, food trucks, art display, memorial wall, mental health resources and more! Events will take place throughout the day. At 7pm, enjoy a special program and at 7:30pm, a community sing a long to the song; Lean on Me. Music and conversation will take place throughout the day! Pink Heart Day schedule of events.
BIGGBY COFFE is looking forward to a fun event through their Giving is Getting initiative. This year BIGGBY is partnering with i understand! i understand is a non-profit organization that supports those who struggle with mental illness or have lost a loved one to suicide. They provide compassionate comfort to individuals and communities by hosting monthly educational awareness events and make numerous other resources available.
Pink Heart Day in Rosa Parks Circle
DATE: September 10th
LOCATION: Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
BIGGBY COFFEE hopes to help i understand raise awareness by planning a route throughout Michigan and holding “Coffee and Conversation” events at BIGGBY® COFFEE locations. Each “Coffee and Conversation” event will last a few hours just once during the month of September. *Times and locations listed below.
In addition to “Coffee and Conversation,” BIGGBY COFFEE will be selling i understand pink hearts for $1 to support their mission, to raise awareness and continue to support people struggling with mental illness or have lost a loved one to suicide. i understand will be donating these pink hearts to all BIGGBY® locations free of charge so 100% of the proceeds go back to the organization. For each pink heart sold, the customer will also get to sign their name on a paper pink heart to be displayed in store.
Founded in 2014 by Vonnie Woodrick in memory of her husband who lost his battle to depression in 2003, i understand’s mission is to erase the stigma and judgment associated with mental illness and suicide. Through a partnership with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, i understand delivers mental health care packages in Michigan and around the country as well as hosting free support groups, educational events and speaking engagements.
i understand’s vision is to erase the negative stigma associated with mental illness and suicide through their Pink Heart Project campaign. BIGGBY COFFEE is excited to announce that for the month of September they're joining forces with i understand’s Pink Heart Project to help support all people. Why September? September is National Suicide Prevention month, and there's no better time to bring awareness, and ensure a big impact is made.
Coffee and Conversations dates and locations:
Monroe Center (146 Monroe Center NW) *all day Monday, Sept. 10th in coordination with the event.
Allendale (4814 Lake MI Dr) Friday, September 7th, 11am-12pm
Lake Michigan/Covell GR (2030 Lake MI Dr. NW) Friday, September 7th, 9-10am
Spring Lake (510 W Savidge) Friday, September 7th, 2-3pm
Kentwood (4450 Breton Rd SE) Tuesday, September 11th, 1-2pm
Cascade (4750 Cascade Rd SE) Tuesday, September 11th, 9-10am
Kentwood (6082 Kalamazoo Ave SE) Tuesday, September 11th, 11am-12pm