CHICAGO, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition presents the 11th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event at McKinley Park in Chicago. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition 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."
"These are times filled with stress for many, and staying healthy is important – your body is your most important resource. We are grateful to all our sponsors and the organizations that participate in this event for helping the community receive the services they need," said Esther Sciammarella, Executive Director of Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition.
What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring —
Health Screenings and Information: including blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, vision; prostate; and dental exams, as well as Medicare and Medicaid enrollment information
Fitness & Family fun: Exercise demonstrations, family fitness walk, and youth soccer tournament
Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
Where: McKinley Park Field House - 2210 West Pershing Road - Chicago, IL 60609 When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Cost: FREE!
"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.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health