Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® Joins ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Health and Wellness Event and Day of Family Fun in Houston

November 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Houston, TX – On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Hispanic Health Coalition will celebrate their 13th annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Houston with a very special guest – Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street®!

 

 

 

As a special feature, the 2019 Houston ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event will feature Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® to greet children and a pavilion where parents can get free Sesame Street in Communities resources. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Alliance to help children and families in Houston celebrate healthy habits,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of US Social Impact, Sesame Workshop. “We’re excited that Sesame Street in Communities is part of this tremendous effort to give children and families the tools they need to thrive.”

 

“The Centene Charitable Foundation is proud to support this important initiative promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities throughout the country,” said Marcela Manjarrez-Hawn, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer for Centene. “We know that fun and interactive events like these can make a positive and lasting impact on the health and wellness of kids and families in these communities.”

 

 

Additionally, the Alliance is bringing the All of Us Research Program to the event. All of Us is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the US to accelerate research and improve health. “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. We proud to bring the All of Us pavilion to Houston,” 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 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.”

 

What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring:

  • Free Health Screenings

  • Fitness: 5K wellness walk

  • Healthy snacks: produce giveaway and nutrition education

  • Family fun: Trackless train, live music, raffles and giveaways

  • Science: Featuring the All of Us Research Program

Where: Mason Park, 541 South 75th St, Houston, TX 77023

 

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Cost: FREE!

 

To find a ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in your city, please visit https://www.getupgetmoving.org/.

 

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