GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -
The 7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll event took place on Wednesday, May 17, however, with the rainy conditions, walkers and rollers moved inside, but the inspiration was still present.
VA officials said they normally see almost 100 people in attendance, but this year, around 60 walkers and rollers made the 2K trip inside the VA Medical Center.
The event is used as a way to raise awareness for homeless veterans and promote healthy living habits in correlation with making donations and receiving a healthy lunch, all for walking and rolling for a cause.
Many Western Slope participants take this opportunity to heart, including some VA employees.
"I myself am a veteran, and I believe in our mission at the VA and setting the standard for our health, getting veterans off the streets. Anytime I can help my brothers and sisters out, that's a great opportunity," said walker and Lab Technician at the VA Medical Center, Nathan Rudolph.
Other veteran health clinics in Craig, Glenwood Springs, Moab, and Montrose also held VA2K Walk and Roll events at their locations as well.