VA center event to benefit homeless veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is hosting a 2K walk and health fair today to promote healthy living and benefit homeless Veterans.   The event is open to all ages.

“Our goal is to provide an event for our staff, Veterans and the local community that helps homeless Veterans through donated items while promoting healthy life style changes and behaviors,” said Darlene Johnson, coordinator for the Medical Center’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program.

The first session of the 2K walk at the medical center started at 7:30 a.m.  Walkers may participate at their convenience during the following times:   10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the 2K walk will be held at the main entrance of the medical center.

The health fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include healthy living booths provided by the various medical center departments, the VA’s Mobile Vet Center, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety display.

For those wishing to donate new items to benefit homeless Veterans, a suggested list can be found at