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New York Mets & Astrazeneca team up to offer free cholesterol screenings on Sept 15 as part of National Cholesterol Education Month

New York Mets & Astrazeneca team up to offer free cholesterol screenings on Sept 15 as part of National Cholesterol Education Month

Ed Kranepool, who was diagnosed with high cholesterol, will be onsite to meet fans and to discuss his diagnosis and his career highlights prior to the Mets home game at Citi Field Cholesterol Awareness Night, a first-of-its-kind event at Citi Field is sponsored by AstraZeneca

WHAT: Free cholesterol screenings for adults aged 18 and older will be conducted in partnership with the New York Mets at Citi Field on Monday, September 15th.

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 (MLB) 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 these MLB teams have hosted cholesterol health screenings for adult fans at their stadiums.

WHO: The cholesterol screening is free and open to the public for adults aged 18 and older.

Mets Hall of Famer Ed Kranepool is available for interviews to discuss his diagnosis of high cholesterol and his career highlights.

WHERE & WHEN: The cholesterol screenings at Citi Field will be held on Monday, September 15th from 5:00-8:00PM outside the Jackie Robinson rotunda in Mets Plaza.

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 have high cholesterol. It is important that cholesterol levels are kept within healthy limits.

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