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MAOF Presents 2nd Annual ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving Event

7/14/2008

LOS ANGELES, July 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) presents its second annual family celebration ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM) promoting Latino family physical activity for better health and wellness for people of all ages. The free family event runs from 10 AM to 2 PM at Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles (4914 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd).

Martin Castro, President and CEO of MAOF said: "¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM) reminds us that people of all ages and sizes can make movement a part of their daily lives and have fun doing it! Dance, learn a new activity, walk with family or friends and many other great ways to get up and get moving for your health!"

This exciting event draws thousands and features free health screenings. Fun family activities include tennis clinics, golf, kids activities, dance performances, live music, raffles, healthy food samples, environmentally friendly bags, and free water bottles.

At 11:00 a.m. Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis, Chair, U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health and the Environment, and Nancy Montañez Johner, Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will participate in the main stage ceremony.

Event cosponsors are the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Health Foundation for the Americas. Major sponsors are AstraZeneca, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Univision Communications, USDA, and United States Tennis Association (USTA).

"Making movement a daily part of your life is one of the most important steps you can take for health," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a nonprofit,
community-based organization that was established in 1963 to serve disadvantaged individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. MAOF is the nation's largest Latino-serving, social service organization.

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. For info call 1-866-783-2645, text VIDA to 30644 or visit hispanichealth.org/vida/



Source: Hispanic PR Wire


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