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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 General News
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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the

National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Hispanic Federation present the 2nd Annual ˇVive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® in Kissimmee, Florida. 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."

"It is an honor to work alongside teachers and students from Horizon Middle School in an event that, in addition to providing free health services to families in Osceola County, will promote our traditions as part of the nationwide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration," said Rafael Palacio, Hispanic Federation Florida State Director. "We are excited to partner with organizations such as Orlando City Foundation, Florida Dairy Farmers, Hope and Help and many, many others, to bring this family-oriented event to Poinciana, Haines City, Davenport and Kissimmee residents," added Palacio. He also highlighted that Hispanic Federation staff will be distributing information about their Hurricane Maria relief efforts. "We want to welcome families from Puerto Rico who have just moved to Central Florida because of the critical situation on the island. This will be a great opportunity to know about local resources and organizations."

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

  • Health Screenings: Kidney, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, flu shot & dental
  • Fitness: Zumba, volleyball, tennis, soccer and martial arts clinics
  • Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
  • Family fun: Live music, dance performances, prizes and giveaways

Where: 2020 Ham Brown Road, Kissimmee, FL – at Horizon Middle School When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 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 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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