CHICAGO, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This Saturday, June 4, 2016, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition present the 10th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®Chicago. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for all. This FREE, open to the public event is made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers.
“The Coalition is very excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vive tu Vida, an initiative that has been helping the Hispanic to be healthier. We are also very grateful to all our sponsors and the organizations that participate in this event,” said Esther Sciammarella, Executive Director of Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition.
- Health Screenings and Information: including blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, vision; prostate; and dental exams, as well as Medicare and Medicaid enrollment information
- Fitness: Exercise demonstrations and a family fitness walk
- Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks available, along with educational resources on nutrition
- Sports: A youth soccer tournament
- Family fun: Music, raffles, and prizes
Where: McKinley Park Field House – 2210 West Pershing Road – Chicago, IL 60609
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
“We are celebrating a 10-year anniversary of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!, the nation’s largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “Driven by a “can-do” volunteer spirit, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is working neighbor-to-neighbor to support healthier environments.”
“We are proud to support ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “The Foundation places a high priority on improving nutrition access, and National Alliance for Hispanic Health is working at the community level to advance the health and wellness of individuals.”