DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- This Saturday, October 29, 2016, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and The Concilio present the 10th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Dallas at H. Grady Spruce High School. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for all. This FREE, open to the public event is made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers.
"The Concilio is once again honored to have partnered with the Alliance to implement ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® in Dallas," said Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concilio. "We are very excited about the event's tenth year anniversary. This event has helped over 15,000 people in Dallas through the years. It is an important one-stop shop for families to receive multiple nutrition and wellness services, addressing the health disparities in the Pleasant Grove community. Southeast Dallas is the third poorest community in the county, with 22.9% of households in poverty. Our children need resources to manage their health, and this event provides families assistance to do just that."
Health Screenings: Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Dental, Kidney, and more!
Fitness: Zumba, Yoga, and Field Day Activities
Health Information: Information on Nutrition and Community Resources
Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks available, along with educational resources
Family fun: Music, Dancing, Raffles, Giveaways
Where: H. Grady Spruce High School, 9733 Old Seagoville Road, Dallas, TX 75217
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
"We are celebrating a 10-year anniversary of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!, the nation's largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. "Driven by a "can-do" volunteer spirit, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is working neighbor-to-neighbor to support healthier environments."
"We are proud to support ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country," said Robert Forrester, president of Newman's Own Foundation. "The Foundation places a high priority on improving nutrition access, and National Alliance for Hispanic Health is working at the community level to advance the health and wellness of individuals."
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health