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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

Ann Arbor VA to Host VA2K

May 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2016

Ann Arbor VA2K Walk and Roll Promotes Wellness and Supports Homeless Veterans                                                                                                                                                                         

ANN ARBOR -VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 18, 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. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System's VA2K will be held at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, located at 2215 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor at 11:00 a.m.  The starting location will be outside the VA Community Living Center (CLC) Garden on Fuller Court.  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 Ann Arbor Medical Center no later than 10:30 a.m.    

            "Worksite wellness activities enhance employee engagement and contribute to a more productive and healthy workforce," said Dr. Eric Young, Acting VAAAHS Director. "Last year, we had more than 300 participants and received $5,089 in donations for Homeless Veterans, and we expect to surpass those numbers this year." 

            The VA Ann Arbor Medical Center event is just one of many VA2Ks taking place on May 18 at VA facilities across the country.  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 Ann Arbor VA2K coordinator, Kim Buzenberg at 1-800-361-8387 ext. 52620 or via email at Kim.buzenberg@va.gov.      

About VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System:

Since 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, including 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 65,000 Veterans living in a 19-county area of Michigan and Northwest Ohio utilized VAAAHS in fiscal year 2015. With 109 acute care beds and 40 Community Living Center (extended care) beds, there were over 6,300 inpatient episodes of care provided in the hospital and extended care center, and as a referral center for specialty care, there were more than 872,000 outpatient visits made at our facilities in fiscal year 2015.

 

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