After Hurricane Harvey, ˇVive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Brings Needed Services and Day of Family Fun to Houston

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HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday, November 4, 2017, the National

Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Hispanic Health Coalition present the 11th Annual ˇVive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® in Houston, Texas. The event promotes physical activity and good nutrition in
the Hispanic family for better health and wellness for people of all ages and sizes.

"For eleven years, ˇVive 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."

"We are so proud to be celebrating our 11th year having this event in Mason Park. This community is very interested in knowing how to stay healthy," said Daisy Morales, Hispanic Health Coalition board member and event committee chair. We have individuals that come every year to get their flu shots and high blood pressure screenings. Last year we did 200 flu shots, 80 eye exams and 300 blood/glucose screening. Legacy Health Clinic was there and helped individuals schedule appointments with a doctor, if the screenings showed that a doctor follow up was advisable. It feels good to know that every year the health screening help individuals get medical attention that they need.   

What: ˇVive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring —

  • Health Screenings and Flu Shots: FREE Cholesterol, glucose, kidney, and more!  
  • Fitness: Wellness Walk (8:00 am - 9:00am), Tennis Clinics, Yoga and Zumba Dancing
  • Health Information: Health Education on the Health insurance Marketplace
  • Family fun: Trackless train, live performances. games, raffles and giveaways

Where: Mason Park, 541 South 75th Street, Houston, TX When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pmCost: 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 continued support of ˇVive 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 ˇVive 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 ˇVive 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. 

 

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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health



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