VA2K Events, May 18, 2016

VA facilities across the Nation are once again holding VA2K walk and roll events on Wednesday, May 18th 2016. The VA2K is designated to help employees recognize the importance of exercise and nutrition and help them live healthier lives. This event also allows the Department of Veteran Affairs to raise awareness and support the needs of homeless Veterans. Participants attending the event are welcome to bring an item to donate to the homeless Veterans program. These items are given to homeless Veterans as they are housed. Without donations, many will have no household items to support their transition from a shelter to housing.

The VA2K is designed for VA employees, Veterans and community members at all levels of fitness and is an easy distance (1.2 miles) that allows most participants to complete it during a 30-minute lunch break.

VA Maine Healthcare System (VA Maine HCS) has consistently been a NATIONAL leader in donations received. Maine cares about its homeless Veterans! Please keep in mind VA staff cannot ask for donations but can share a wish list when asked. In addition we cannot put gift cards on our wish list but can accept them.

MAY 18, 2016 At the following VA Locations:

Togus Campus : 11am-1pm @ the Gazebo.

Cookout (cash only), Dunk tank, Walk, Tram available, Music, Health Fair, Zumba and much more! FMI: 623-8411 X4344

SACO VA Clinic: 12- 1pm walk on the Eastern Trial, Elks BBQ & Ice cream, Health & Wellness Info, flag ceremony, Band, Speakers from the career center & local state representative . FMI: Contact 623-8411 – ext. 7490

Caribou VA Clinic: Katie Michaud 493-3833

Portland VA Clinic: Gretchen Rush 771-3500 ext. 3510

Bangor VA Clinic: 11-1 at Bangor CBOC, 35 State Hospital Drive; 2K (1.2 mile) Walk, Run, Roll; Free BBQ; FMI: Contact Tom Demers 207-561-3600 x 2640


New or gently used items can be accepted:

Coffee maker * Coffee * Coffee Filters

Bedding: Twin / Full size sheets * comforters * pillows

Microwave * Dish sets * Pots and Pan Sets *

Silverware * Glasses * Dish Towels

Cleaning Supplies* Broom * Mop * Cleaning Sprays * Sponge

Laundry detergent * Toilet Paper * Paper towels * Shower curtains

Toaster * Measuring Cup *