201805-02-25 - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System

 

201805-02-25

May 11, 2018

VA2K Walk & Roll promotes healthy lifestyles

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical will host the 8th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll event May 16 beginning at 8 a.m. and starting the front entrance of the main facility.

This event focuses on helping homeless Veterans and promoting active lifestyles and include a short two-kilometer walk (1.24 miles). The community is invited to participate.

The event is free and it is suggested that participants be at the Dorn VAMC 15 minutes prior to the start.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring donations in the form of items such as clothing, toiletries, packaged food, or bottled water. These donations will be collected and distributed to local homeless Veterans.

Community groups who are interested in participating in the event should contact the local VA2K coordinator, Heather Roth at (803) 776-4000 x 4707 or via email at heahther.roth@va.gov; or Monica Newell at (803) 776-4000 x 6485 or via email at monica.newell@va.gov.  

Media interested in attending this should contact the Dorn Public Affairs office by calling 803.776.4000, ext. 6519 or email vhacmsdornpa@va.gov no later than Noon, Tuesday, May 15.

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