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Kennett Square One of 11 Cities to Be Visited by 2015 ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! Tour

03/03/2015 11:17AM ● By Kevin
On Saturday, Sept. 26, La Comunidad Hispana will present its fifth annual family health expo ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and sizes. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 

The family activities will include live music and dance performances, pony rides and bounce houses, sports clinics, a health walk, and juggling and Zumba sessions, according to the Kennett Square event website. There will also be health screenings, free flu shots, community and health education tables, healthy snacks and the second annual fresh salsa tasting contest.

Raffle prizes include complimentary annual YMCA memberships, tickets to the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, gift certificates to local restaurants, retail, and entertainment. If you pre-register before Sept. 12, you will be entered into an exclusive grand prize drawing: bikes and helmets for a family of four. To pre-register, visit the reception desk at La Comunidad Hispana 731 West Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 or online: lacomunidadhispana.org
For more information about this event, contact event and volunteer coordinator Laura Milazzo Mackiewicz.

The announcement of the event in Kennett Square comes with the tour locations announcement for 2015 by 
¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®

This Saturday, March 7, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health kicks off the 2015 ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® 11-city event series in Phoenix, Arizona with local community-based organization partner, Concilio Latino de Salud. For the fifth straight year, Newman’s Own Foundation joins the Healthy Americas Foundation as national supporter of this unique event series, which brings health and wellness programming to Hispanic communities. The series is implemented in partnership with Univision Communications, the Embassy of Mexico, and the United States Tennis Association.

“Now in its ninth year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is the nation’s largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “Driven by a “can-do” volunteer spirit, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is working neighbor-to-neighbor to support healthier environments and to realize the collective vision of our communities for a stronger and healthier nation.”

“We are proud to support ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “The Foundation places a high priority on improving nutrition access, and National Alliance for Hispanic Health is working at the community level to advance the health and wellness of individuals.”

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events are free, and all participants are provided with the opportunity 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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