From the Department of Veterans Affairs: The Montrose/Castle Point campuses of VA Hudson Valley Health Care System will host a 2K walk and roll event on June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in support of employee wellness month and benefits homeless veterans.
“We here at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System are proud to conduct the VA 2K event as one of the VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s initiatives to end Veteran homelessness,” said Gerald Culliton, Director.
“On any given night one out of six people who are homeless are veterans. There is no more worthy cause than raising awareness to assist those men and women who have served our nation – when now they find that they need us, as community to serve them.”
The Montrose and Castle Point campus events are just one of many 2Ks taking place that day at other VA facilities across the country. Although there is no registration fee, employees and volunteers participating in the event are asked to donate an item for a homeless Veteran. Participation is open to the community; donations are optional for this group.
The Montrose/Castle Point campus 2K will be held at Building 1-Montrose and at the River Memorial Garden-Castle Point, staggered starting times of 11:30am, 12:00 noon and 12:30pm. In the event of inclement weather, the 2K will be held on June 9th.
Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the staggered start time. For additional information and more details, please contact the local 2K coordinator, Mary Coopman (Montrose) at 914-737-4400, x3431 or Sue Clancy (Castle Point) at 845-831-2000, x4756 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
VA 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, the group 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.