Toledo VA2K Walk and Roll Promotes Wellness and Supports Homeless Veterans

VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 21, at 11:00 a.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items.

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Toledo, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 21, at 11:00 a.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items.

The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to employees, Veterans, and the general public. The VA Toledo CBOC 2K will be held at the clinic, located at 1200 South Detroit Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the 2K will be held indoors. Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating should plan to arrive at the VA Toledo CBOC no later than 10:30 a.m.

“Worksite wellness activities enhance employee engagement and contribute to a more productive and healthy workforce,” said Dr. Thomas Gross, VA Toledo CBOC Medical Director. “Last year, we had more than 120 participants and received more than $3,500 in donations for Homeless Veterans, and we expect to surpass those numbers this year.”

The VA Toledo CBOC event is just one of many 2Ks taking place on May 21 at VA facilities across the country. In conjunction with the event, Stephen Sparr, VA Voluntary Services Assistant, will inform participants of VA’s willingness to accept gifts and the VA Toledo CBOC’s need for in-kind gifts for homeless Veterans. However, there is no requirement for a donation in order to participate.

The event is open to people of all fitness levels and can be done over a lunch break. Whether you team up with a coworker, a friend, or participate on your own, there’s no better time to step up your fitness level and help improve the lives of homeless Veterans. For additional information and more event details, please contact the local 2K assistant coordinator, Vi Grzybowski at 419-259-2000 ext. 56262 or via email at vi.vavs@bex.net.    

About VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System:
Since 1953, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System which includes the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic [CBOC], the VA Flint CBOC, and the VA Jackson CBOC, as well as the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, an HSR&D Center of Excellence, has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have proudly served our nation. More than 61,000 Veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and Northwest Ohio utilized VAAAHS in fiscal year 2013. The Ann Arbor Medical Center also serves as a referral center for specialty care.


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