Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition Presents Ninth Annual Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® Event

Event celebrates culture, delivers life-saving health screenings, and supports families in making good nutrition and movement a daily part of life

May 20, 2015, 15:11 ET from Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition

CHICAGO, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday, June 6, 2015, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, along with the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, will present the 9th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® Chicago Hispanic Family Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle Event.

What: Health screenings & information, sports & fitness demos, family fun!
Where: McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60609
When: Saturday, June 6th from 10am3pm (CDT)
Who: Free and Open to the Public

"At ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® thousands of Chicagoans have received free health screenings, joined an exercise group or sports team, or learned about health services available to them," said Esther Sciammarella, Executive Director of Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, "this is a great opportunity to learn more about heart health under the initiative between the Chicago Department of Public Health and GE through the Keep Your Heart Healthy program. By promoting exercise and healthy eating in a fun and entertaining way, ¡Vive tu Vida! Get up! Get Moving! ® is working to change the lives of Latinos in Chicago and around the country." stated Alderman George A. Cardenas, Chairman of the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection and co-organizer of the event.

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, HIV/AIDS, and childhood and adult obesity are affecting many in our community. ¡Vive tu Vida! is designed to promote individual and family physical activity for better health. Made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers "The Coalition is very grateful to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for their Presentador support for this event which will increase awareness of how cancer affects the Latino Community and what people can do to prevent and treat these diseases;" stated Sciammarella, "We are excited to host this event and are thankful for all the organizations who will exhibit and share their resources with the Hispanic community."

Contact: Edith Bosque Barnes, 312-842-2340


SOURCE Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition