NEW YORK, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This Saturday, June 3, 2017, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Hispanic Federation present the 11th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event at Carnaval del Boulevard in Washington Heights. 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.”
“For more than a decade, our close partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance) has helped shape the health and wellness of thousands of children and families in Latino communities across New York City. Our signature event, ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! provides free health screenings and education, but the significance extends beyond this one day; together with The Alliance we are starting a conversation around lifestyle choices within a community that still faces great disparities in health, and encouraging positive changes that will affect generations to come. We are extremely proud of this initiative, and thank our partners, sponsors, and network of Latino nonprofits for their continued support, ” said José Calderón, President of the Hispanic Federation.
What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring —
- Health Screenings: Asthma, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and HCV
- Fitness: Zumba, sports and bicycling clinics, martial arts, and dance-a-thon
- Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
- Family fun: Live music, dance performances, prizes and giveaways
Where: Corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and 185th Street in Washington Heights, NY
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:00 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.