DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday, September 12, 2015, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) and The Concilio present Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ®. The event promotes physical activity and good nutrition among Hispanic families for better health and wellness. This event is FREE and open to the public and is made possible by an extraordinary group of volunteers and partners, including local Presenting Sponsor, Baylor Scott & White Health.
"The Concilio is honored to have partnered with the Alliance since 2007 to put on Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® in Dallas," said Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concilio. "It is an important one-stop opportunity for families to receive free nutrition and wellness services. Our children need us to support their health, and this event provides families with resources and fun activities to do just that".
- Health Screenings*: Including dental, kidney, vision, mammograms, glucose and cholesterol, flu shots, and HIV/AIDS testing from 9am to 12:30pm
- Fitness and Sports: Kid Zone with rock wall climbing, tennis clinics, inflatable games, and join the Zumbathon from 10am to 12pm
- Health Insurance: Information and assistance for the Texas Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and the Texas Health Insurance Marketplace.
- Nutrition: Families receive five pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables (while supplies last) from the North Texas Food Bank, information about SNAP benefits, and healthy recipes.
Where: Kiest Park Recreation Center
3080 S. Hampton Road - Dallas, TX, 75224
When: Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
"Now in its ninth year, Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is 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.
"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 the Alliance is working at the community level to advance the health and wellness of individuals."
*Health screenings are on a first come, first serve basis. Mammogram screenings are by appointment only 214.818.0481. Some restrictions apply.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health