LOS ANGELES, CA – On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation will celebrate their 12th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® in Los Angeles with a very special guest — Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street®! The event brings needed health services and a day of fun to promote physical activity and good nutrition in Hispanic communities for better health and wellness for all.
"For twelve 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. "We are proud to welcome to Los Angeles for the first time our new partners Sesame Street in Communities® and Walkaround Elmo who will be at the event greeting children," concluded Dr. Delgado. In addition, the event will feature a 5K Family Walk and Run at Clara Street Park. Families and individuals can pre-register for this fun walk and run at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=9952.
"We are glad to provide ongoing support for ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country," Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, said. "These programs bring communities together, empower individuals to improve their health and address a broad range of needs at the local level."
The event will also include featured partner, National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s All of Us Research Program. "Our partnership with the Alliance is fundamental to keep our communities healthier and it does not stop with this event. This year we are supporting efforts at the national level to increase the inclusion of Hispanics in clinical and biomedical research by bringing the All of Us Research Program to Los Angeles," said Martin Castro, President and CEO of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. "The participation of diverse communities in All of Us will help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person," concludes Mr. Castro. The All of Us Research Program is an ambitious effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll.
What: A day of family fun, health screenings, fitness and nutrition
Health Screenings: Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Flu Shots, Dental and more!
Fitness: Zumba, Yoga, and Obstacle Courses
Nutrition: Fresh Fruits and Healthy Snacks, and Educational Resources
Family fun: Walkaround Elmo, Kid Zone, Music, Dancing, School Performances, and more!
Where: Clara Street Park - 4835 Clara Street - Cudahy, CA 90201
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health