VA employees, Veterans and community members around the country put on their walking shoes and joined in the third nationwide VA2K event on May 15, 2013. The annual Walk and Roll of about 1.2 miles encourages people to step up their fitness level and to support homeless Veterans with donated food and clothing items.
Final numbers are in: We topped our 2012 results! More than 25,000 people participated at 165 VA locations, donating goods worth over $300,000 to help homeless Veterans. Last year’s event drew about 23,000 people at 171 VA sites, with donated money and goods tallying about $242,000.
Check out photos on the 2013 VA2K Flickr page.
Jumpstart your fitness routine
May 15 coincides with National Employee Health and Fitness Day. VA’s employee wellness program, called WIN (Wellness is Now), inspires VA staff and Veterans to live healthier lifestyles and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses.
Veterans, check out VA's "Move" program for help managing your weight and improving your health.
Why walk? Walking strengthens your cardiovascular system, tones muscles, increases flexibility and can help shed pounds and reduce stress. Even a moderate amount of exercise daily can improve your health.