Hispanic Federation presents 9th Annual GUGM New York Health Expo

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NEW YORK -- Free health screenings, fitness activities, health information, nutritional snacks and family fun at the GUGM New York Health Expo!

Here is more information from the Hispanic Federation, from their press release on the event.


This Sunday, September 20, 2015, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Hispanic Federation present the 9th Annual Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! (GUGM) New York at Carnaval de la Cultura Latina. GUGM New York promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. This FREE, open to the public event is made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers.

"This year's ninth annual GUGM New York health expo will allow us to touch the lives of over 2,000 individuals with health screenings and education on a wide range of health topics such as blood pressure, glucose, HIV, hepatitis C, BMI, asthma, HPV, and various cancers," said Jose Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation. "GUGM allows us to improve the lives of thousands and work overall towards ensuring a stronger and healthier community. We are proud to carry out this important effort in collaboration with our partners, sponsors and family network of Latino nonprofits."


  • Health Screenings: Asthma, dental, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and HIV
  • Fitness: Zumba, sports clinics, martial arts, and a dance-a-thon starting at 5 p.m.
  • Health Information: Information for NY State of Health Marketplace and Medicaid
  • Nutrition: Fresh fruits and healthy snacks available, along with educational resources
  • Family fun: Live music, dance performances, prizes and giveaways
  • Where

  • Corner of Junction Blvd and 38th Ave. in Corona, Queens
  • When

  • Sunday, September 20th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Cost

  • FREE!
  • "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."


    About the Hispanic Federation

    The Hispanic Federation is a member organization of 100 Latino health and human services agencies dedicated to promoting the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Hispanic Federation member agencies work in the areas of education, health, elderly services, child care, HIV/AIDS, housing and economic development. Each year, these agencies serve more than 2 million of the northeast region's most underprivileged and vulnerable Latinos. For more information, visit www.hispanicfederation.org or call the Federation's hotline 1-866-HF-AYUDA or 1-866-432-9832.

    About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

    The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health

    Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

    About Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!

    In its ninth year, Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series in the nation. 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. In 2015, Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! events will be held in Los Lunas, NM; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kennett Square, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Brownsville, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and, San Diego, CA. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Healthy Americas Foundation present the series, along with its national supporter, Newman's Own Foundation; national media partner, Univision Communication's Salud es vida Entrate!; and national partners, the Embassy of Mexico and the United States Tennis Association. For more information call 1-866-783-2645 or visit http://www.getupgetmoving.org or find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthyamericas.