DALLAS, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and The Concilio present the 11th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®Dallas event at W. W. Samuell High School. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for the whole family.
“For eleven years ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!, has provided nutrition education, free health screenings and wellness activities to communities across the nation,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “We are grateful and proud of the work and energy of all our partners and hundreds of volunteers that make these events such a success and celebration of family, culture, and health.”
A special feature of this year’s event will be the participation of the All of Us Journey, a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 37-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that may accelerate research and improve health for future generations.
“The Concilio is once again honored to have partnered with the Alliance to implement ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® in Dallas,” said Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concilio. “This year we are teaming up with the Southeast Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dallas to serve even more families in partnership with Grovefest.”
- Health Screenings*: Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Flu Shots, Dental and more!
- Fitness: Zumba, Yoga, and Obstacle Courses
- Health Information: Information on Nutrition and Community Resources
- Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks available, along with educational resources
- Family fun: Music, Dancing, School Performances, and more!
Where: W. W. Samuell High School, 8928 Palisade Drive – Dallas, TX 75217
When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
This event is also hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove, T.C. Broadnax, Dallas City Manager and Hon. Rickey D. Callahan from District 5. “Together we hope to address the health disparities in Pleasant Grove and bring together the entire community for a fun, active day. ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! has helped over 18,000 people in Dallas through the years. Our families need many resources; this event will bring families together to make health a priority,” said Velasco Fortner.
“On behalf of your Southeast Dallas representative and the collaboration from all, I welcome you to join in the fun, receive important health information and take advantage of the medical screenings being offered during this wonderful community event,” said Rickey D. Callahan, City of Dallas Council Member, District 5.”
“The National Alliance for Hispanic Health has a longstanding commitment to help create healthier communities. We are proud to contribute to their efforts through our continuing support of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! events,” said Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. The Foundation is marking its 8th year as a national sponsor of the ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! event series.
The events are also supported nationally by the Healthy Americas Foundation. This is the 11th anniversary of the ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! event series that in its first decade has been attended by over 175,000 people and provided over 85,000 free health screenings.
*Health screenings are on a first come, first serve basis and only available between 10am -2:30pm unless otherwise noted. Mammogram screenings by appointment only. Some restrictions apply.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) – The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted non-partisan advocate for the best health outcomes for all. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year. For more information, visit http://www.healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About The Concilio
The Concilio is a grassroots organization that empowers parents and has served North Texas since 1981. The results-driven nonprofit offers turn-key programs that improve educational attainment and access to equitable healthcare. The Concilio helps families overcome obstacles and unfavorable conditions that interfere with their health and education, serving thousands of families each year. For more information, call (214) 818-0481 or visit www.theconcilio.org.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health