Amate Ahora Health Expo

Meet & Greet our Professional Photographer! Yesenia Ayala

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Yesenia Ayala
Photos for a Cause, 
ÁmateAhora

Every Sunday @Piotrowski Park thanks to the Benito Juarez Baseball League President Raciel Castro and Board of Directors, #AmateAhora Voices for Health is thriving.

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Yesenia you are a beautiful and powerful woman. May god bless you and the Ayala Family. Thanks Yesenia for joining ÁmateAhora! And being a Voice for Diabetes in your Community. You are helping ÁmateAhora Transform Health Worldwide.

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Saluda y Conozca nuestra fotógrafa profesional! Yesenia Ayala. Todos los domingos @Piotrowski Park gracias a La Liga Mexicana de Beisbol Benito Juarez Presidente Raciel Castro y la Directiva, #AmateAhora Voces para la Salud esta presente y activos. Yesenia usted es una mujer hermosa de gran alcance y talento. Que dios la bendiga y la familia Ayala. Gracias por unirse con ÁmateAhora! Y por ser una Voz Para la Diabetes. Gracias por unirte con ÁmateAhora a Transformar la Salud Mundial.

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It’s National Doctor Day!!! @joinAmate WE THANK YOU!

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Dr. Estella Hernandez​,MD/MPH, Dr. Annabelle Volgman,
Dr. Eduardo Montoya, Psy.D., Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan MD, Dr. Julie Ramos, MD, Dr. Karla Campos-Bekardi MD,
Dr. Rafaela Weffer, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Steven Rothschild MD, Dr. Mercedes Martinez MD, Dr. Juanita Mora MD​!

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Agradecimiento especial…
Para la Dra Estella Hernández MD/MPH de NutriMedicos ella nos ha bendecido con su continua generosidad collaborando con el Movimiento de ÁmateAhora. Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH es doctora familiar y especialista Bariátrica, de Metabolismo y Peso. También practica Medicina Funcional. Mil gracias por su apoyo generoso y valioso tiempo.

ÁmateAhora, Voces Para La Salud…
ÁmateAhora es único, en el que somos agentes de transformación poderosos y diversos armados para abogar por un bienestar óptimo. Ofrecemos acceso a servicios de Salud en Español! Celebramos Anual con un Expo de Salud, Reto de 90 días (Mensual), ZUMBA (Semanal), y Abogamos para la Salud (Diario). ÁmateAhora causa líderes, Campeones de Salud. Creamos voces unificadas y comprometidas a movilizar a nuestra comunidad a ser responsables de nuestra salud un día a la vez!

Transformar Nuestra Salud al nivel Mundial…
Ayudamos a los millones que viven con enfermedades y los millónes más que están en riesgo. ÁmateAhora quiere seguir desarrollando relaciones con organizaciones como NutriMedicos que están comprometidos y dispuestos a trabajar en esta misión. Para elevar un sentido de urgencia de nuestra salud especialmente de las enfermedades crónicas. La atención al paciente, dar apoyo para los cuidadores de los pacientes, e inspirar la vida sana en general; educar a las familias sobre la prevención y manejo de enfermedades crónicas y asistir a la comunidad a tomar medidas para su salud.

Nosotros @joinAmate damos gracias…
¡Únase con nosotros en dar reconocimiento a la Dr. Estella Hernández, MD/MPH por su gran trabajo y generosa contribución como Mujer Destacada, en nombre de ÁmateAhora te damos gracias por tu labor. Por favor muestren apoyo con un GUSTA, comentario, y/o compartan.


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Extra Special Thanks
Dr. Estella Hernandez MD/MPH from NutriMedicos! Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, MPH both a Family Physician and a Bariatric, Metabolism and Weight Management Specialist. She Practices Functional Medicine.

She has blessed us with her continuous generosity collaborating with the ÁmateAhora Movement to help the millions living with disease and the million more who are at risk.

ÁmateAhora…
Wants to continue developing relationships with organizations like NutriMedicos that are committed and willing work with ÁmateAhora to elevate a sense of urgency around chronic disease. We, at ÁmateAhora advocate, support, bring awareness for patient care, patient empowerment, caregiver support, and inspire overall healthy living; educating families about the prevention, management of chronic disease and cause people to take action for their health.

We thank Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD/MPH for your generous and most valued support. Please join us in acknowledging her work with a comment or share.

On behalf of ÁmateAhora we acknowledge you as a Distinguished Woman and Doctor thank you Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. 

Thank You Nutrimedicos

Latinos Unidos esta con Ámate Ahora, Voces para la Salud – Voices For Health!

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A Jugar Pelota! Célebre con la familia, Sunday Funday TODOS LOS DOMINGOS!

Listos para la temporada de béisbol!
Jugaremos en la Liga Mexicana de Béisbol Benito Juárez. Está compuesta por 12 equipos. Día de inicio es el 12 de Abril! Todos los equipos jugarán. La liga usara los tres diamantes. Sera en grande! Inicia a las 9AM luego al medio dia y el último partido es a las 3:00PM. Se lleva a cabo en el Parque Piotrowski. 4247 W 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60623.
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***9AM Latinos Unidos vs Mud Dogs (Diamante Norte- el que esta cerca de la piscina)

Latinos Unidos vs Mud Dogs (Diamante Norte- por la piscina)
Hay que estar temprano, para calentar, correr, prácticar y tomar fotos! únase con nosotros a las 8am, traigan a su familia.

Te invitamos…
El Sábado 04/04/15 Latinos Unidos tendrán un Béisbol Bash en el BounceSportsplex, 3310 Grove Ave, Berwyn 1:00PM-3:00PM. Ven a conocer, saludar, prácticar con el equipo Latinos Unidos y tomar fotos.

De parte de ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud!
Gracias Latinos Unidos por eligirnos como su causa preferida!!! Les deseamos mucha vitalidad, el apoyo familiar y una extraordinaria temporada de béisbol.

Gracias a los patrocinadores:
Lalo’s Restaurant on Maxwell
Y Familia Santana
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Latinos Unidos esta con ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud!
Por favor apóyen a ÁmateAhora, Voces para la Salud! con un GUSTA/LIKE
https://www.facebook.com/AmateAhoraHealthExpo

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ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health Thank You for Your Support

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Leticia Madrigal, MA – Valvular Heart Disease Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL

Breaking the Silence…
Leticia is a marathon aficionado, advocate, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, entrepreneur, and caregiver. Mom a pacemaker recipient, after years of not managing her Type2 Diabetes, it damaged her heart and kidneys. Dad passed from a Heat Stroke that led to a massive heart attack. Chronic Illness is a silent killer. She was inspired to break the silence, share her family’s story and founded ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health. Interested in learning more visit http://www.joinAmate.org/

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Her HeartStory…
After attending an American Heart Association Conference. She met WomenHeart, shared her family’s story, and was selected as a National Spokeswoman for HeartHealth specifically for the Hispanic/Latino Market. WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a non-profit patient advocacy organization that supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, the #1 killer of women. For more information visit http://www.womenheart.org/

Thanks to WomenHeart, insisting she see a Cardiologist, they saved her life. Fall 2014 she was first detected with a Heart Murmur, later diagnosed with Valvular Regurgitation aka “Leaky Valves”. It’s a condition where the valves don’t close properly making her heart work harder. Now Leticia has her own heart story. Speaking as a caregiver and advocate now patient heart champion.

Sharing her HeartStory Nationwide…
Leticia Madrigal MA, National Spokesperson for WomenHeart teamed up with a stellar lineup including a bilingual Cardiologist, Fitness Instructor, and bilingual Blood Pressure Screener for the HeartOfFitnessTour para La Mujer Hispana all in the name of Heart Health thanks to Burlington.

HeartOfFitnessTour travels the Nation including Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Arizona, and California, among others. Burlington donates $1 for every dress sold every February-March. Visit a location near you and help support WomenHeart. Bringing awareness to the 42M women living with heart disease and the million more at risk. http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/

Mujeres Hispanas Están en Mayor Riesgo…
¿Sabía usted que la enfermedad cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte entre las mujeres en Estados Unidos y que las mujeres hispanas están en mayor riesgo? Un reciente estudio indica que por lo menos el 71% de las mujeres hispanas tienen por lo menos un factor de riesgo asociado con enfermedades cardiacas. Para mas información visita http://www.womenheart.org/

Knowing is Not Enough…
Thought she was protected from heart disease, due to her healthy lifestyle, but quickly learned that every woman is at risk. Leticia urges you to be your family’s Heart Health Champion. She shares, “There comes great peace and power in coming to terms with our health and being proactive. ÁmateAhora, LoveYouNow, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”

Leticia Madrigal creates a culture of leaders causing leaders. Creating the experience of power and peace of mind by coming to terms with our health. Mobilizing healthy families and workforce at an individual, organizational and community level to be proactive worldwide. Is the Principal Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting; Founder and CEO of ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health.

ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health…
ÁmateAhora is a non-profit bilingual, multicultural and powerfully diverse team of transformation agents standing to Live Healthy Worldwide! Rolling out free health services year round. Producing an Annual health expo (Fall 2015), leading 90Day Health Challenges (Monthly) supervised via Behavioral Psychologist Leticia Madrigal MA and Family Physician, Weight & Metabolism Specialist Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, hosting ZUMBA Sessions (Weekly), and we advocate for health (Daily). Visit http://www.joinAmate.org/

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Extending a Warm Hug and Acknowledgement to our Sponsors, for Spearheading ÁmateAhora with us. May we have a Grand 2015.

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NutriMedicos Logo_New_SpanGracias a nuestros generosos patrocinadores, Nutrimedicos, Estella Hernandez y Carlos Martinez. http://www.nutrimedicos.com/ Conozcan a la Dra. Estella Hernandez MD especialista en Metabolismo y Control de Peso en 1743 W. 18th Street Nutrimedicos. Nos reunimos esta semana para planificar nuestro Expo Anual de Salud con ÁmateAhora Otoño 2015, Nuestros Retos de Salud con ÁmateAhora cada 90 Dias (mensual), Clases de ZUMBA (semanal), Correr Por Causas, Abogar por pólizas de Salud, etc.

dr_hernandezThanks to our generous sponsors, Nutrimedicos, Dr. Estella Hernandez MD and Carlos Martinez. Meet Dr. Estella Hernandez MD specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management at 1743 W. 18th St. Nutrimedicos, http://www.nutrimedicos.com/.

We met this week to plan our Annual Health Expo with ÁmateAhora Fall 2015, Our ÁmateAhora 90 Day Health Challenges (monthly), ZUMBA Classes (weekly), Running for Causes, Advocate for Health Policies, etc.

Fuerte abrazo por todo el apoyo que nos dan año tras año, nuestro agente fiscal 501c3, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, Alejandra Alvarado y Gerry Alvarado- Geralex, Alexis Esparza- ED at ESDC, y la Directiva Ejecutiva. http://www.eighteenthstreet.org/ Alex Cabrera- Lalo’s on Maxwell & La Taberna Tapas on Halsted, Rey Rivera- CSI3000, Antonio R. Guillen- Wintrust, y mas. Gracias especial a Benjamin Modragon y el Chef Enrique Cortes por todo su apoyo y alimenacion.

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Big hug for all the support you give us year after year, as our fiscal agent 501c3, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC), Alejandra Alvarado Alvarado and Gerry Geralex, Alexis Esparza ED at ESDC, and Executive Directors. http://www.eighteenthstreet.org/ Alex Cabrera Lalo’s on Maxwell & La Taberna Tapas on Halsted, CSI3000 Rey Rivera, Antonio R. Guillen Wintrust, and more. Special thanks to Benjamin Modragon and Chef Enrique Cortes for all your support and tasty food.

Gracias a nuestro generoso patrocinador de imprenteria, DOTPRESS con Mario Galindo, http://www.dotpress.us DotPressLogo

Thanks to our generous printing sponsor, dotpress.us, Mario Galindo, http://www.dotpress.us

Gracias a Apple Cargo Express Midwest/El Medio Oeste por patrocinar equipo de sonido, música, y entretenimento en nuestros eventos. Por la gran oportunidad de colabora por segundo año en co-manejar el equipo de ÁmateAhora Lati1269169_526267810841164_3054093527562944254_onoUnidos y promover la salud familiar através del deporte durante la primavera and verano. https://www.facebook.com/APPLECARGOEXPRESSMIDWEST

Thanks to Apple Midwest Express Cargo/The Midwest for sponsoring sound, music, and entertainment. For the grand opportunity in co-managing the team ÁmateAhora LatinosUnited Adult Baseball League. And the opportunity to promote healthy families by way of sports during the spring and summer. 

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Thanks to Mariachi Chavez and Daniel Casillas, Singer Fantasia  Dana Butler Elementary Irma Ruiz for his angelic choir and dancers, providing beautiful melodies for our events. http://ruizelementaryschool.org/

Gracias a nuestro Coach Oscar Reyes de ZUMBA, por ofrecer su tiempo y entrenamiento semanal. ÁmateAhora 90Day Polar Challenge

Thanks to our Coach Oscar Reyes ZUMBA, for offering his time and weekly training. Thanks to Meztisoy Pilsen, Sonia Yanez, Victor Perez, Ricardo Concha for their fabulous space where we host our training, metrics and exercise! 

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Mil gracias a Meztisoy Pilsen, Sonia Yanez, Victor Perez, Ricardo Concha por su espacio fabuloso donde hospedan nuestros entrenamiento, exámenes y ejercicio!
Family owned Fruit/Juice/Taqueria | Organic | Heart of Pilsen Chicago
(312) 261-5556
1757 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL, United States 60608

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Gracias Israel Vargas, MATD, Asistente Provost de la Universidad Roosevelt, por ofrecer ayuda en obtener un lugar para nuestro expo de salud, otoño del 2015 y la selección de ÁmateAhora como socio comunitario para su programa de mentores. Este programa facilita las relaciones de tutoría entre estudiantes de Roosevelt y líderes de organizaciones comunitarias sin fines de lucro del área. Gracias Seona Marshall por participar y ser nuestra distingida estudiante.

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Thanks Israel Vargas, MATD, Assistant Provost from Roosevelt University, for offering assistance in securing a location for Fall 2015 and selecting ÁmateAhora as a Community Partner for your Mentoring Program. This amazing program facilitates mentoring relationships between Roosevelt undergraduate students and leaders of area nonprofit community organizations. Thanks Seona Marshall for participating and being our protégé, 2015. http://www.roosevelt.edu/

Join me this Sunday! Hot Chocolate 15/5K Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicago Chapter & Little City.

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Too cold? It will all be worth it when you cross the finish line greeted by delicious hot chocolate, chocolate goodies, and chocolate fondue (equipped with marshmallows, bananas, rice krispies and pretzels). Who wouldn’t want to run for chocolate  http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/

Thanks to HispanicProHispanicProWe acknowledged our 90Day Fall Fit Champions Denise Mellado and Eddie Robles with all the trimmings.

Packet Pick Inside McCormick Place:
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Thursday, November 6 , 3pm-7pm
Friday, November 7, 10am-7pm
Saturday, November 8, 10am-6pm

Did I mention the awesome goodie bag? All participants will receive a sweet full zip hoodie (his/hers styles with thumbholes and zippered pockets!) too. In addition, for the first time ever, all 15K finishers will receive an official Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. 10523719_676401259133473_8102172377240440706_n

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Mayor Emanuel Proclaims September 29 – October 3 Healthy Hearts Week in Chicago

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CDPH brings advocates together across Chicago to improve Heart Health

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week to be the first ever Chicago Healthy Hearts Week, bringing together the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and more than a dozen leading partners to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle and identify new ways to combat cardiovascular disease.

“Heart disease and strokes do not discriminate.  They affect all ages, races, religions and classes,” said Mayor Emanuel.  “As one of the country’s largest and most diverse cities, our Healthy Chicago, Healthy Hearts action plan will help us ensure we are doing everything we can to create healthy heart cultures in every Chicago neighborhood.”

Read more about the action plan, below.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/CDPH/CDPH_CardiovascularHealthBrochure_v4.pdf

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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer in both Chicago and the nation, claiming the lives of about 2,200 Americans each day. In Chicago, nearly 5,500 Chicagoans die each year because of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.

HEALTHY CHICAGO, HEALTHY HEARTS
SEVEN ACTION PRIORITIES
(from the Ten-Year Update of A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke)
1. Effective communication to support the prevention and public health provisions of the Affordable Care Act;
2. Strategic leadership, partnerships and organization to integrate public health and health care systems;
3. Taking action to put present knowledge to work with a health equity lens;
4. Building capacity by training the prevention workforce;
5. Evaluating impact by monitoring cardiovascular health towards achieving established targets;
6. Advancing policy by using research and epidemiologic intelligence to advance policy; and
7. Engaging in regional and global collaboration to link cardiovascular disease and non- communicable disease
prevention with regional and global partners.

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