Press release from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
Charles George VA Health Care Center is helping homeless Veterans and promoting healthy lifestyles are what the annual VA2K Walk & Roll event is all about.
The 8th Annual VA2K Walk & Roll will be held on May 16, 2018 at the Charles George VAMC starting at 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
The VA2K event includes a short two-kilometer walk (approximately 1.2 miles) and the community is invited to participate. The event is free and it is suggested that participants be at the Charles George VAMC at the Warrior’s Pavilion 15 minutes prior to the start.
Participants are encouraged to bring a voluntary donation such as clothing, toiletries, packaged food or bottled water. These donations will be collected and distributed to local homeless Veterans. Donations are not required to participate.
Nationally, since 2011 donations valued at approximately $2 million dollars have been raised for homeless Veterans.
“The VA2K Walk & Roll is one of the ways we encourage our staff to adopt healthy lifestyles. In addition, it’s also a great way for them to help homeless Veterans,” said Steph Young, Charles George VAMC Medical Center Director.
Community groups who are interested in participating in the event should contact the local VA2K coordinator, Karina Vazquez at (828) 298-7911 ext. 4135 or via email at Karina.Vazquez2@va.gov.
Find out more about the VA2K: publichealth.va.gov/va2k/