Skip to main content

Community health event slated Sept. 28

08/15/2013 11:00AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print


The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley is joining La Comunidad Hispana as the presenting sponsor of the third annual “Get Up! Get Moving!” event in Kennett Square.

The Sept. 28 celebration is free, and promotes family physical activity and good nutrition. It's the nation’s premier annual Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event.

“We’re pleased that the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley is joining us for our third annual 'Get Up! Get Moving!' celebration in Kennett Square,” said Margarita Mirkil, president and CEO of LCH. “The event has been growing in popularity and we’re expecting a large crowd this year. We are excited to have the participation of popular groups from various branches of the YMCA.”

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anson B. Nixon Park (100 Waterworks Drive, Kennett Square). It opens with a 5K Family Run/Walk, which will take place before the main stage activities begin.

“At La Comunidad Hispana, we encourage families to take an active role to improve their health and we support families making healthy choices. We believe events such as this one provides the tools that lead to healthy lifestyle changes,” Mirkil said.

The event features food, games and information on health living and health screenings. Another new feature will be a salsa competition involving area restaurants. For more information, visitwww.lacomunidadhispana.org or call 610-444-7550, ext. 242.



anson b. nixon park kennett square ymca la communidad hispana


You might also like

Thumb_cfks-owners4-620x412

Stronger than yesterday

Members of CrossFit Kennett Square say that the exercise program provides functional fitness for any lifestyle
Thumb_carlin-005

Artist Neilson Carlin prepares image of faith for the world stage

Last January, Carlin was contacted by Bishop John McIntyre to paint a portrait of the Holy Family that would be the central icon for next year's World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Local police are looking for the suspect in a bank robbery that took place in Kennett Square on August 15.

  • Boo at the Zoo 2013 (All Ages)

    10/31/2014
    05:00pm — 07:30pm

    Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, n...


  • Hike Across Delaware

    11/01/2014
    09:00am — 02:00pm

    Hike Across Delaware will happen on Saturday, November 1. This 14 mile hike follows the C&D cana...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    11/01/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • Boo at the Zoo 2013 (All Ages)

    11/01/2014
    05:00pm — 07:30pm

    Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, n...


Chester County High School Sports