On Saturday, October 25th, the Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) will present its fourth 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 Dean Porter Park, 501 E. Ringgold Street, in Brownsville, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
“¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® helps give us the will to live life to its fullest. Young, old, and in-between can dance, learn a new activity, or walk with family or friends. There are many great ways to get up and get moving for your health. Come join the fun and be energized,” said Paula S. Gómez, Executive Director of the BCHC.
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® demonstrates the power of culture, family, and community to promote better health for all. The Brownsville event will feature free health information and screenings, including blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, vision, and dental. There will also be activities for the whole family including Zumba dancing; an obstacle course; soccer, football, and baseball clinics; and cooking, martial arts, boot camp, and gymnastics demonstrations. Participants will also have the chance to win raffles and giveaways, enjoy healthy snacks, listen to music, and much more. Participants are also invited to attend the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk that starts at 7:30 am at Dean Porter Park.
“The support we receive from Newman’s Own Foundation and the Healthy Americas Foundation allows us to serve 25,000 people at community family health events this year, like the one this weekend in Brownsville,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health and the Buena Salud® Guide book series.
“We are proud to support the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in providing community-based health and nutrition outreach,” 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 ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® works to address a broad range of needs on the local level.”
All participants of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Brownsville 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.
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