Help AAMA win $30,000

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The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) is competing for a $30,000 award. All they have to do is get the most online votes. You can help them out by voting; you can vote every day now until October 13, 2013. Disclaimer: you have to “enable” the vote by opting in via Facebook, Twitter or another social network.

More info, from AAMA:

AAMA announced today that it is a finalist in the 2013 “Aetna Voices of Health” national campaign. Voting for the campaign takes place at and goes through October 13th.

Aetna will award $30,000 to the group that receives the most online votes and $20,000 to the second-place finisher. All of the finalists promote wellness locally by fighting conditions like asthma, diabetes and childhood obesity, which hit people of color at higher rates.

AAMA inspires and empowers at-risk Latinos to pursue their potential and achieve success through programs in education, workforce readiness and leadership development.  With your help we can provide childcare for teen parents who want to continue their education as well as extracurricular activities to keep students fit, active, and motivated to succeed.

“We are thrilled to be named a finalist in the ‘Aetna Voices of Health’ campaign,” said Beatrice Garza, President and CEO. “This campaign is a great opportunity to promote the important work we are doing in our community.”

The “Aetna Voices of Health” website features a one-minute video from AAMA describing how the prize money would help AAMA achieve its mission.

“We appreciate any support we receive and encourage people to share our video and campaign through social media,” said Beatrice Garza. “With your vote you can help Latinos be truly amazing by promoting healthy bodies and healthy minds. Vote for AAMA!

Aetna created “Voices of Health” in 2011 to honor groups that share its goals of closing racial and ethnic health care inequality gaps and helping people live healthier lives. The campaign is part of its support of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project. Aetna donated $1.275 million to support the project, with a portion of its gift used to help plant 180 new cherry trees at the memorial site in Washington, D.C.

To vote, visit the Aetna Voices of Health website.

— Posted by Sandra Fernandez

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