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Join the Fun at ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® on September 23

September 5, 2017 | Community News, Community News and Media, Vineland

Live Healthy Vineland is pairing up with the Metropolitan Multicultural Center to hold a one-day fun and fitness event with great activities planned for all to enjoy. ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is the nation’s premier annual family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event for people of all ages and all sizes.

This free event will be held at Landis Park, 600 E. Park Avenue in Vineland, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 23—rain or shine.

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® promotes Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all. It will feature fun and excitement for the whole family, including sports clinics, and other exercise activities such as volleyball, yoga, Zumba; free health screenings and health education; talent shows; prize drawings; healthy snacks, and a farm market where visitors can purchase fresh produce. Food, music, live entertainment, and giveaways will be part of the day’s activities and attractions.

Emma Lopez, Health Educator for the City of Vineland Health Department, described ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® as a “super Park Hop” where a month’s worth of family fun and healthy activities all happen on one day. “¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is about helping all of us live our lives to the fullest. All people, from young to old, can dance, learn a new activity, and have fun with family and friends.”

Live Healthy Vineland has been instrumental in recruiting area fitness groups and dance companies and screening vendors to ensure a healthy, fun and meaningful experience for all ages. The local farmers from Live Healthy Vineland’s Farm to Pantry program will be selling their produce and explaining the benefits of gardening and planting vegetables.

Vineland is one of 11 cities selected by ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! to hold an event this year. (Other cities include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston.) Now in its 11th year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is the nation’s largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities. The events are driven by local needs, organized by a leading Hispanic organization in the community, and supported by long-term national partners along with over 400 community partners and 1,000 volunteers annually. 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 all communities for a stronger and healthier nation.

 

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