San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Family Health Centers of San Diego will present its eighth 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 all members of the community. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Chicano Park in the community of Barrio Logan, between National Avenue and Logan Avenue, in San Diego, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
According to Fran Butler-Cohen, CEO of Family Health Centers of San Diego, “¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® reminds us that people of all ages and sizes can have fun incorporating physical activity into their daily lives. Dance, learn a new activity, or walk with family and friends. There are many fun ways to put yourself on the path to better health.”
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® demonstrates the power of culture, family, and community to promote better health for all. The San Diego event will feature free health information and screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, kidney, dental, and vision. There will also be activities for the whole family including tennis clinics provided by the U.S. Tennis Association, soccer clinics with the San Diego Sockers, Zumba and aerobics, and bounce houses for kids. Participants will also have the chance to win prizes 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 25,000 people at community family health events this year, like the one this weekend in San Diego,” 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!® San Diego 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.
About the Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD)
Founded in 1970 by community activists in Barrio Logan, Family Health Centers of San Diego is a non-profit community health center organization whose mission is to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. As the largest provider of safety net healthcare in the region, Family Health Centers of San Diego cared for more than 180,000 individuals in 2013 through more than 677,000 individual patient visits. For more information, visit http://www.fhcsd.org or http://www.facebook.com/fhcsd.
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 eighth 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 2014, ¡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.