Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in Phoenix; Provides Free Medical Screenings for...

Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in Phoenix; Provides Free Medical Screenings for Hispanics



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY for May 5th & 6th

The national Hispanic health campaign, “Celebra La Vida Con Salud” (Celebrate A Healthy Life) makes a stop in Phoenix this weekend as part of its six-city Spring 2007 health festival tour. Celebra equips Hispanics with information on illness prevention and health promotion for illnesses disproportionately impacting the Hispanic community. Celebra also offers festival participants free medical screenings for HIV/AIDS, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI.

WHAT:

Celebra La Vida Con Salud – National Hispanic Health Campaign and Festival

WHEN:

Saturday, May 5

1:00AM – 7:00PM

&

Sunday, May 6

1:00pm – 6:00pm

WHERE:

Pioneer Park

526 E. Main Street

Mesa, AZ 85203

WHY:

Hispanics have disproportionately high rates of several major illnesses and diseases, including HIV/AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and obesity, as well as and some types of cancers, including cervical cancer.

The Celebra health festival addresses these health issues and provides information about national and local consumer resources available to Hispanics in Phoenix. Private, public sector, media and community-based partners and sponsors join together to reach this important population. The leading partner and sponsor of Celebra is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Private partners and sponsors include Terra.com, NikeGO, CardioChek, OraQuick Advance and the American Red Cross. Local partners include Mesa General Hospital, Clínica Carmel, Wee Care Pediatrics, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and Valle del Sol Chapter Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc.

More information and materials on the tour and campaign can be found at http://www.celebralavida.com

Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in Phoenix; Provides Free Medical Screenings for Hispanics