LOS LUNAS, New Mexico, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Youth Development Inc. present the 11th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Valencia County. The event promotes physical activity and good nutrition among Hispanic families for better health and wellness for people of all ages and sizes.
“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.”
“We believe in promoting wellness in our communities. Our ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event emphasizes healthy eating, fun ways for families to exercise, and access to a whole host of health screenings and information. We invite one and all to come and enjoy a festive event for the entire family,” said Dr. Diego Gallegos, President and CEO of YDI.
What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring —
- Health Screenings: Blood pressure, glucose, mammograms, and STD testing
- Fitness & Family Fun: Live music, cake walk, potato sack races, prizes and giveaways
- Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
- Back to School Activity: 400 backpacks with school supplies will be given away at the event
- Job Interview Preparation for High School Students
Where: Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park, 1103 Hwy 314, Los Lunas, NM 87031
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
“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.
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.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health