Focusing on helping homeless Veterans and promoting active lifestyles the 8th annual VA2K Walk & Roll event will be held on May 15, 2019 at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center starting at noon from the Pavilion.

The VA2K event includes a short two-kilometer walk (1.24 miles) and the community is invited to participate.  The event is free, and it is suggested that participants be at the Picnic Pavilion in the back corner of the medical center, behind Building 13, at least 15 minutes prior to the start.

Participants are encouraged to bring a voluntary donation in the form of items such as

These donations will be collected and distributed to local homeless Veterans.  Donations are not required to participate.

Nationally, since 2011 donations of these type valued at more than a million dollars has been raised for homeless Veterans.  The Battle Creek VA Medical Center has focused on reducing Veteran homelessness throughout the 22 counties that are served by the medical center.  Ingham and Kent counties have declared the effective end of Veteran homelessness.  We continue to work with community partners throughout our area.

“The VA2K Walk & Roll is one of the ways we encourage our staff to adapt healthy lifestyles.  It’s also a great way for them to help homeless Veterans,” said Brian Pegouske, Public Affairs Officer.  This event also encourages the partnership of the community which is essential to our efforts in helping homeless Veterans.

Find out more about the VA2K: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k/

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