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VA Medical Center hosts Walk and Roll event to promotes employee wellness

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The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a 2K "walk and roll" event on May 15, at 11 a.m. to coincide with National Employee Health and Fitness Day.

"Worksite wellness activities enhance employee engagement and contribute to a more productive and healthy workforce," said Mr. Scott Isaacks, VAMC Acting Director.  "Last year, VA's 2K here at the VAMC was extremely successful and we intend to collect even more in-kind donations and involve more participants in support of wellness and homeless Veterans."  
 
The event is just one of many 2Ks taking place May 15 at other VA facilities across the country. 

In conjunction with the event VA employees who wish to participate should bring items to donate such as socks, t-shirts, etc.  Veterans can participate without bringing an item for donation, but it is encouraged.  

The VA2K will be held at the Charleston VA Medical Center.  All participants should meet near the employee vending area.  Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating should plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.

VA's employee wellness program is known as WIN (Wellness is Now).  WIN empowers employees with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to create a culture of health and wellness. 

Further, WIN encourages employees to use their appreciation of wellness to inspire Veterans to live healthier lifestyles.  WIN integrates traditional occupational safety and health programs with health promotion activities, addressing both workplace and worker health and helping VA employees to do their important work of serving the Nation's Veterans. 

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