October 20, 2017

¡Vive Tu Vida Get Up Get Moving® Brings Needed Services and Day of Family Fun to Brownsville


BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- This Saturday, October 21, 2017, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Brownsville Community Health Centers present the 11th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®Brownsville event at Dean Porter Park. The day of wellness promotes physical activity and nutrition for better health and well-being for people of all ages and sizes with a special focus on Hispanic families.

"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 all of our partners and hundreds of volunteers contribute to make these events such a success."

"¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® helps us live life to its fullest. Young, old, and in-between can dance, learn a new activity, or walk with family or friends. There are many great ways to get up and get moving for your health. Come join the fun and be energized," said Paula S. Gómez, Executive Director of the BCHC.

What:

  • Health Screenings: Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Vision
  • Fitness: Zumba, Soccer, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Tennis, Kayaking and Fishing Clinics 
  • Health Information: Information on Healthcare and Financial Planning
  • Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks available, along with educational resources
  • Family fun: Music, Dancing, Raffles and Giveaways, Martial Arts Demonstrations

Where: 501 East Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 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; in its first decade it 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 people each year. For more information, visit http://www.healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at (866)-783-2645.

SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health

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