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

Friday, September 22, 2017 General News
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VINELAND, N.J., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday, September 23, 2017,

the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Metropolitan Multicultural Center present the first Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Vineland.  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."

"The Metropolitan Multicultural Center (MMC) is extremely pleased to partner with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in order to provide much needed health service information to the residents of Cumberland County and in particular the City of Vineland, NJ.," said Ralph Rivera, Chief Operations Officer of the Center. "About 40 percent of children ages 8 to 12 in Vineland—Cumberland County's largest city—are overweight or obese, compared with 21 percent of their counterparts across the country. For this reason, we feel honored and fortunate to have been considered by the Alliance in an effort to generate health awareness among families in need and help alleviate this serious issue," concluded Mr. Rivera.

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

  • Health Screenings: Glucose and blood pressure
  • Fitness: Zumba, volleyball and soccer clinics
  • Nutrition: Farmers market, fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
  • Family fun: Live music, dance performances, talent competition, prizes and giveaways

Where: Landis Park at 600 E Park Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360When: Saturday, September 23, 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 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. 

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 each year. For more information, visit http://www.healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

 

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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health



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