Runners cross the finish line at Leamy Hall during a fun run Oct. 2, 2010, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

Run-walk for homeless vets set for June 2

On June 2, VA is hosting a nationwide Walk and Roll event, where military supporters everywhere are invited to participate in a 2k ‘fun run or walk’ to raise awareness for homeless veterans. Around 130 VA facilities around the country will participate, mapping out their own 2-kilometer courses for runners or walkers who want to kick start National Employee Wellness Month, an initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles among professional people. Registration is free, but donations are accepted.

Contact your local VA or email for more information about participating or volunteering in the run-walk. Donations go toward supporting homeless veterans.

A full, national listing of VA facilities can be found here.