La Comunidad Hispana Presents Fourth 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

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) will present its fourth 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 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“This is a wonderful event each year and it is growing in attendance,” said Margarita Queralt Mirkil, President and Chief Executive Officer of La Comunidad Hispana (LCH). “You can’t beat free family fun that promotes healthy living.”

¡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. The family activities will include live music and dance performances, pony rides and bounce houses, sports clinics, a health walk, and juggling and Zumba sessions. There will also be community and health education tables, healthy snacks and the second annual fresh salsa tasting contest. Raffle prizes include complimentary annual YMCA memberships, tickets to the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, gift certificates to local restaurants, retail, and entertainment such as Boomers Family Fun Center and Oasis.

“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 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 to help low-income residents of southern Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive lives by providing high-quality, culturally welcoming services. 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.

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.

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