LOS LUNAS, N.M., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Youth Development Inc. will present the 12th annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Los Lunas. The event promotes physical activity and good nutrition among Hispanic families for better health and wellness for all. This event is FREE and open to the public, and it is made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers.
"For twelve years, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® has provided nutrition education, free health screenings and wellness activities to communities across the nation," Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, said. "To continue our work to increase the inclusion of Hispanics in clinical and biomedical research, we are bringing the All of Us Research Program to our communities. The participation of diverse communities in All of Us will help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person."
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s All of Us Research Program is an ambitious effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll. By partnering with 1 million diverse people who share information about themselves over many years, the All of Us Research Program will enable research to more precisely prevent and treat a variety of health conditions.
"We believe in promoting wellness in our communities. Our ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event emphasizes healthy eating, fun ways for families to exercise, and access to a whole host of health screenings and information. We invite one and all to come and enjoy a festive event for the entire family," said Dr. Diego Gallegos, President and CEO of YDI."
What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring —
- Health Screenings: Blood pressure, glucose, mammograms, and STD testing
- Fitness & Family fun: Live music, cake walk, potato sack races, prizes and giveaways
- Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks, along with educational resources
- Back to School activity: 600 backpacks with school supplies will be raffled at the event
- Youth Career Expo: Job Interview Preparation for High School Students
- Science: Featuring the All of Us Research Program
Where: Daniel Fernández Memorial Park, 1103 Hwy 314, Los Lunas, NM
When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"We are glad to provide ongoing support for ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country," Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, said. "These programs bring communities together, empower individuals to improve their health and address a broad range of needs at the local level."
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is sponsored nationally by the Healthy Americas Foundation, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and Newman's Own Foundation. The entire event series city listing is available at www.getupgetmoving.org.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health