La Comunidad Hispana Presents Third Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event

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The Nation’s Premier Annual Physical Activity and Hispanic Family Health Celebration

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On Saturday, September 28, 2013, La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) will present its third annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® This event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Drive, in Kennett Square, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

According to LCH’s Executive Director, Margarita Queralt Mirkil, “After two years hosting this event, we are committed to making this third year even bigger and better. Providing a fun day for everyone in the family, the event is all about improving the health and well-being of our community. We want to encourage families to take an active role in improving their health and support their families in making healthy choices. We believe events like this provide the tools that lead to change. We have a 5K Family Run/Walk to start off the day, lots of activities for everyone in the family, and great entertainment on stage. We expect a great turnout!”

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® demonstrates the power of culture, family, and community to promote better health for all. The Kennett Square event will feature free flu shots and health screenings, including blood pressure, osteoporosis, and vision. There will also be activities for the whole family including sports clinics, Zumba, nutrition and health education, healthy cooking demonstrations, and face painting and moon bounces for kids. Participants will also have the chance to win raffles and giveaways, enjoy healthy snacks, listen to live music, and much more.

“The support we receive from Newman’s Own Foundation and the Healthy Americas Foundation allows us to serve 20,000 people at community family health events this year, like the one this weekend in Kennett Square,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health and the Buena Salud® Guide book series.

“We are proud to support the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in providing community-based health and nutrition outreach,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “One of the Foundation’s priorities is the support of nonprofits whose focus is on nutrition, and ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® works to address a broad range of needs on the local level.”

All participants of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Kennett Square will be eligible to register for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Buena Salud® Club. This free membership club is designed to promote healthy lifestyles by providing year-round reliable and confidential health information and provider referrals.

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About La Comunidad Hispana (LCH)
Established in 1973, La Comunidad Hispana is a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower immigrants and low income residents in Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives. LCH is a culturally competent, bilingual, bicultural agency that reflects the community it serves. LCH is located at 731 W. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. For more information on LCH and its programs, visit http://www.lacomunidadhispana.org or call (610) 444-7550, ext. 243.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The Alliance 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 1-866-783-2645.

About ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®
In its seventh year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series in the nation. These family-oriented events are organized by leading Hispanic community-based organizations and are tailored to the interests and cultures of each community. In 2013, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events are being held in Albuquerque, NM; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kennett Square, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Brownsville, TX; and, San Diego, CA. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Healthy Americas Foundation present the series, along with its national supporter, Newman’s Own Foundation, national media partner, Univision Communication’s Salud es vida, and national partners, the Embassy of Mexico, and the United States Tennis Association. For more information, call 1-866-783-2645 and visit http://www.getupgetmoving.org or the event’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/healthyamericas/events.

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