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Vol. LXV, No. 10
May 10, 2013

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6th Annual NIH Take a Hike Day, June 6

Walkers take off at the start of last year’s Take a Hike Day.

Walkers take off at the start of last year’s Take a Hike Day.

In support of White House initiatives promoting a healthier federal workforce and the Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy, all employees and contractors are encouraged to participate in the 6th annual “Take a Hike” event. This year the goal is to increase participation to record levels. If you have not participated in this fun lunchtime event in the past, this year is the time to start.

All NIH employees and contractors are invited, Thursday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk around the perimeter of the NIH campus (approximately 2.8 miles), rain or shine.

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There will be water stations located along various points of the walk, but volunteers are needed to man them. Water is supplied and tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to sponsor a water station, contact Michelle Aikens at or (301) 402-8180.

All employees and contractors are encouraged to participate, but be sure to obtain your supervisor’s approval before registering. Take a Hike Day is a voluntary event.

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Joy Gaines at or (301) 402-8180. Requests should be made at least 5 days before the event.

This event is sponsored by the NIH Office of Management, Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services.

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