LULAC Hosts Second Annual Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud in Los Angeles

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Festival Will Bring Vital Resources to Address Health Disparities and Increase Access to Quality Health Care in the Latino Community

Free LULAC Health Festival Attractions

As part of its Latinos Living Healthy Initiative, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will host the second annual health festival in Los Angeles, California. LULAC’s Feria de Salud will feature free health screenings for osteoporosis, HIV, and high blood pressure. Other free testing includes glucose and cholesterol levels as well as bone marrow typing. In addition, dental screenings will be available for children under 6 years old

The event will also feature healthy foods, physical exercise and wellness education. Also, the Volunteers of East Los Angeles (VELA), a local non-profit focused on bringing access to nutritional resources to East LA, will be organizing a farmers market.

The health fair will also include top line Latino entertainers such as Jose Jose, who will sign autographs from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Tio Ellas and Vilma Diaz y la Sonora.

Additional entertainment includes Aztec Dancers Xipe, Norteño group Diferente Nivel, Mariachi Alma de Acero, and Folklor Pasion Mexicana.

For those who want to keep active, the health fair will include Zumba classes, and the LA Kings Hockey Team will be providing hockey instructions for young people.

Finally, local celebrity chefs, Chef Aaron and Karla Vasquez will be providing free cooking demonstrations. LULAC has taken the traditional Latino festival and turned it into a day of family fun focused on healthy eating and living.

WHAT:         LULAC Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud
WHEN:         Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
WHERE:        El Pueblo de los Angeles Historical Monument / La Plaza de Cultura y Artes / 125 Paseo de la Plaza; Los Angeles, California 90012

To date, LULAC has successfully organized Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud events in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, Texas.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.LULAC.org.

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