Get fit and support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs

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No fooling - April 1 is the beginning of the Defense Logistics Agency Virtual Fitness Challenge in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

The challenge runs through April 30 and can be done on an individual basis.  But, Katrina Leverette, DLA Aviation’s sexual assault response coordinator, wants everyone to know that it will also be a friendly competition between the enterprise’s major subordinate commands.  She urges all employees to “get out and represent DLA Aviation.”

Challenge scoring is based on the honor system with employees inputing their own information.  Please visit http://www.DefenseMWR.com/SAPR-VFC for additional information and to begin logging your points. 

This year’s theme is "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission."

The SAAPM kick off will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 1 in Bldg 46, 1st floor, outside of the cafeteria doors near the ATM machine.  It will feature a Resource Fair with many local agencies that provide support, services, resources and volunteer opportunities for our community  (Hint: Fitness challenge points are available for participation in the kick off and other awareness events.

Other events during the month include:

Teal Tuesdays — Employees are encouraged to wear something teal, whether it is a shirt, pants, tie, scarf, hat, etc. 

April 1 — SAAPM kick-off Resource Fair in the lobby near the DLA Aviation Operations Center Restaurant

April 3, 10, 17, 24 — “Pedal for Prevention” by attending a high-impact, calorie-burning cycling class while learning some great tools for a healthy lifestyle.  The class is 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the DSCR Fitness Center's Blue Room.

April 22-26--"Spirit Week" — Show your support for survivors of sexual violence by participating in daily "spirit" challenges.  Spirit days will be announced.

April 24 — National Denim Day — Wear your denim to work to show support for sexual assault survivors.  Details on the origin of Denim Day can be found at http://denimdayinfo.org/.

April 26 — Annual 5K Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. on the DSCR fitness trail at the gazebo at the bottom of the hill.

For more information or questions, contact Katrina Leverette, sexual assault response coordinator DLA at Katrina.Leverette@dla.mil or 804-279-1163.