Bay Pines VA to Host VA2K “Walk and Roll” Event on May 16 - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA to Host VA2K “Walk and Roll” Event on May 16

May 10, 2018

BAY PINES, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host the eighth annual VA2K Walk and Roll event on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Timuchuan Lake located at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center campus.

The VA2K Walk and Roll event is a short two-kilometer walk (1.2 miles) which takes around 20 minutes to complete.

This event is open to employees, Veterans, and the public. In lieu of a registration fee, participants are encouraged to bring a donation to help support Veterans participating in the Homeless Veterans program. Donation items needed include: toiletries, new clothing and shoes, backpacks, sun screen, bug repellant, and rain gear.

Registration and donation tables will be set up at the Fisher House located across from Timuchuan Lake. The route will begin at Timuchuan Lake and continue along the perimeter. Click here to view a campus map.

Pre-registration for the VA2K is not required. Those interested in participating should plan to arrive at Timuchuan Lake to begin the route anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For questions about the VA2K, please call 727-398-6661, extension 14932.

If you cannot participate in the walk and would like to donate, please contact Nathan Witt, Chief, Voluntary Service, at 727-398-6661 extension 15505.

For updated information about the VA2K Walk and Roll event or to learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, please visit: www.baypines.va.gov. You can also receive information by subscribing to receive updates via email at www.baypines.va.gov/news/enews_subscribe.asp, or connect with us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/vabaypines, and Twitter, www.twitter.com/vabaypines.   

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System  
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing nearly 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.