CHICAGO, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Active Saturday, August 27, 2022, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Healthy America FoundationAND Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition will celebrate their 16th anniversary Live your life! Watch out! Move!® event in Chicago. The event includes free health screenings, COVID-19 tests and booster shots, cooking demonstrations, health and wellness activities for the whole family and referrals to community health services. Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® will be ready to greet children and families while they are free Sesame Street in Communities resources are distributed. The 2022 event series is sponsored nationally by Siemens Foundation.
“Prevention is cure. Food is medicine. Live your life! Watch out! Move! embraces this. Physical activity is not only important for adults, but also for children. This event emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition and reducing chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Keep your heart healthy, keep yourself healthy!” said Esther SciammarellaCEO of the Hispanic Health Coalition of Chicago.
“Reducing health disparities requires a multifaceted approach, including ongoing preventive care and early detection. We are honored to offer our CLINITEST® Rapid self-testing of COVID-19 antigen for local health fair participants as part of this effort,” said Dave PacittiPresident, Siemens Medical Solutions US, Inc.; Head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers; and member of the Board of Directors of the Siemens Foundation. “We are committed to advancing health equity by promoting primary health care, diagnostic screening, workforce training for the health care sector, and capital loan support for community clinics, and we are pleased to support Live your life! Watch out! Move!® IN Chicago“, he concluded David EtzwilerCEO of the Siemens Foundation.
“It’s especially important that communities have access to health screenings, given the millions of important screenings that were missed or delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” said Dr. Jane Delgado, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Health Alliance, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “We also celebrate the 16thth year of Live your life! Watch out! Move!® IN Chicago with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Chicago, and all efforts to support individuals and families have the best possible health.”
In addition, the event will show Research Program All of usa landmark effort to collect data from a million or more people living in the US to accelerate research and improve health.
What: Live your life! Watch out! Move!® the event with:
- Free health examinations: HIV/STI, mammograms, dental screenings for children, COVID-19 vaccines, monkeypox tests
- Fitness: Zumba
- Healthy food: produce gifts and food education
- Family Fun: Live music, raffles and much more!
- Science: Showing off Research Program All of us
Where: McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60609
When: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from From 10:00 to 14:00
To find one Live your life! Watch out! Move!® event in your city, please visit www.healthyamericas.org/get-up-get-moving. To learn more about We all Research Program, please visit www.JoinAllofUs.org/jointos.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health