On Saturday, Sept. 22, Family Health Centers of San Diego will present its sixth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!
The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Chicano Park in the community of Barrio Logan, between National Avenue and Logan Avenue, in San Diego, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
According to Fran Butler-Cohen, CEO of Family Health Centers of San Diego, "¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! reminds us that people of all ages and sizes can have fun incorporating physical activity into their daily lives. Dance, learn a new activity, or walk with family and friends. There are hundreds of fun ways to put yourself on the path to better health."
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! demonstrates how better health for all is achieved through the power of culture, family, and community. The San Diego event will feature free health screenings and information including cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure, among others. There will also be activities for the whole family including tennis clinics provided by the U.S. Tennis Association, Zumba and hula hoops for kids. Participants will also have the chance to win prizes and giveaways, enjoy free snacks, listen to live music, and much more!
"The support we are receiving from Newman's Own Foundation and the Health Foundation for the Americas will allow us to serve 20,000 people at community family health events this year, like the one this weekend in San Diego," 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 the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! San Diego," 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 they are doing great work in advancing the health and wellness of our nation's communities."
All participants of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! San Diego 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. After activating their membership by calling 1-866-783-2645, members will receive one of the Alliance's Buena Salud Guide books for free. This family health book series, focusing on a variety of health topics including heart disease, diabetes, depression, and arthritis, is available in bookstores and online booksellers nationwide.