TEXAS RANGERS AND ASTRAZENECA TEAM UP TO OFFER FREE CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS AS PART OF NATIONAL CHOLESTEROL EDUCATION MONTH
TONIGHT AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON
Mark McLemore who was diagnosed with high cholesterol, will be on-site
to meet fans and encourage screenings prior to Texas Rangers home game at Globe Life Park
Cholesterol Awareness Night, a first-of-its-kind event at Globe Life Park is sponsored by AstraZeneca
WHAT: Free cholesterol screenings for adults aged 18 and older will be conducted in partnership with Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, TONIGHT, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
Cholesterol Awareness Night, sponsored by AstraZeneca, is a free event and is part of an educational initiative the company is conducting with five Major League Baseball teams in September, National Cholesterol Education Month. The goal is to help raise awareness about the importance of “knowing your numbers.” It is the first time that the Rangers have hosted cholesterol health screenings for fans at the ballpark.
WHO: The cholesterol screening is free and open to the public for adults ages 18 and older.
Former Ranger infielder and current team television broadcaster Mark McLemore will be available for interviews to discuss his diagnosis of high cholesterol and his career highlights.
MCA is also available to discuss the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
WHEN: The cholesterol screenings at Globe Life Park will be held on Monday, Sept 22 at from 5:00-8:00 p.m, outside of the Captain Morgan Club on the centerfield concourse.
WHY: High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and it affects an estimated 31.9 million Americans. Only 1 out of every 3 adults with high cholesterol has the condition under control. Since there are no signs or symptoms of high cholesterol, getting your cholesterol checked with a blood test is the only way to know if you are at risk for high cholesterol or if you already have high cholesterol. It is vital that cholesterol levels are kept within healthy limits.
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