HOUSTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the Hispanic Health Coalition and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) will present the third annual !Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM) celebration in Houston. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mason Park in Houston's East End located at 541 South 75th Street, Houston, TX.
According to Louise Villejo, President of the Hispanic Health Coalition in Houston, "!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, or walk with family or friends. There are hundreds of great ways to get up and get moving for your health."
This exciting event is expected to attract thousands and will feature FREE health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. Fun activities for the whole family include tennis and soccer clinics, aerobics, zumba, jump rope contest, kickboxing, and rock wall climbing. In addition to the FREE health screenings and activities, there will be raffles, door prizes, and much more!
"Making movement a daily part of your life is one of the most important steps you can take for you and your family's health," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. "We are grateful to our national sponsors for their support of these family health events. We thank AstraZeneca for helping us make heart health information available, Univision Communications for working to get the word out about the events, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) for being part of our events.
The event is FREE and open to the public as well as to journalists and coverage is invited.
About the Hispanic Health Coalition (HHC)
The Hispanic Health Coalition is a non-profit organization established in 1996. The coalition's primary mission is to advance the overall health of Houston's Hispanic community through education, advocacy and research. For more information, visit http://www.hispanic-health.org/ or call
713-666-5644. About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance)
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org/ or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 866-783-2645.
About the Health Foundation for the Americas (HFA)
HFA is the support organization for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. HFA encourages philanthropy to give voice for the power and promise of Hispanic community-based solutions and at the same time challenge medicine and science to apply the lessons from the Hispanic health experience to benefit all communities.
About !Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM)
!Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM) is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series with a nine city tour in 2009 expected to attract over 25,000 participants. The family-oriented events are organized by nine leading Hispanic community-based organizations and are tailored to the interests and cultures of their community. Events are being held in Albuquerque, NM; Chicago, IL; Chula Vista, CA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and San Diego, CA. The series of events is presented by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Health Foundation for the Americas along with its national sponsors: AstraZeneca, Univision Communication's Salud es vida !Enterate!, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the United States Soccer Foundation. More information is available by calling 1-866-783-2645, texting VIDA to 30644, or visiting hispanichealth.org/vida/ National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Web Site: http://www.hispanic-health.org/