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Fargo VA Health Care System

 

VA2K 2019

VA2K 2019

The Fargo VA will host its 9th annual VA2K Walk & Roll on May 15. The free VA2K is a two-kilometer walk or wheelchair roll (approximately 1.2 miles), for Veterans, VA employees, and community members to help support homeless Veterans and active lifestyles. For those interested in participating, simply meet at the Fargo VA’s flagpole area by the west entrance of the Fargo VA Medical Center (2101 Elm St. N., Fargo) for the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., or come any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and take the course at your own pace. No registration is required.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Fargo VA will host its 9th annual VA2K Walk & Roll on May 15.

The free VA2K is a two-kilometer walk or wheelchair roll (approximately 1.2 miles), for Veterans, VA employees, and community members to help support homeless Veterans and active lifestyles.

For those interested in participating, simply meet at the Fargo VA’s flagpole area by the west entrance of the Fargo VA Medical Center (2101 Elm St. N., Fargo) for the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., or come any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and take the course at your own pace. No registration is required.

Participants are encouraged to bring donations to support local homeless Veterans, but donations are not required. A list of recommended donation items is below.

“VA2K Walk and Roll is always a fun event for us at the Fargo VA,” said Rachel Mustachia, Fargo VA Health Care System Occupational Health and Wellness Coordinator. “Everyone is welcome to come and walk or roll for the very important cause of supporting homeless Veterans and promoting an active lifestyle.”

Tables, chairs, and benches will be set up in the Fargo VA’s Healing Garden by the flagpole for people to bring and eat their lunches. Fargo VA staff will be on hand to provide assistance to anyone needing help along the route and to help push wheelchairs. In the case of inclement weather, the VA2K Walk & Roll will take place inside the Fargo VA Medical Center.

If you have questions about participation or donations, call the Fargo VA at (701) 239-3700 extension 2205.

Recommended donation items:

  • Gift cards must not exceed $20 – Walmart & Dollar Tree are acceptable
  • Hormel Completes or shelf-stable dinners
  • Crackers
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast 8oz. bottles or protein-type beverages
  • Meals in a can: canned chili, stews (peel-off top only)
  • Canned/pouched tuna, salmon, chicken
  • Individual fruit cups (peel off top only)
  • Canned vegetables (peel off top only)
  • Individual juice boxes/Gatorade/Powerade
  • Bottled water
  • Peanut butter
  • Beef jerky
  • Easy Mac and Cheese/Ramen Noodles
  • Healthy snacks (individual portions)
  • Individual size cereal
  • Individual size oatmeal
  • Dry milk, evaporated milk, boxed shelf-stable milk.
  • Coffee

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