Will offer free onsite health screenings at select games
HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cigna (NYSE: CI) has signed on as a corporate sponsor of the Hartford
Yard Goats minor league baseball team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
As part of the sponsorship, Cigna will set up its Health Improvement
Tour at select games. The Health Improvement tour is a mobile health
clinic that brings free health screenings and health coaching to
communities across the country.
“We’ve called Greater Hartford home for more than a century, so we’re
proud to support our home town team – and we’re thrilled to bring
an opportunity for health improvement to Hartford Yard Goats fans,” said
Mark Butler, Cigna’s president for the New England market.
The screenings help people “know their numbers” for blood pressure,
blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) so they can take
control of their health and live healthier lives.
“We want fans to enjoy great Yard Goats baseball, but we also want them
to enjoy good health,” said Stephen Cassell, vice president for Branding
at Cigna. “Knowing your numbers is one of the best things you can do to
get on the path to better health. It’s quick, it’s easy, and at the
Health Improvement Tour it’s free!”
The Health Improvement Tour made stops in Hartford earlier this summer
at the main Hartford Public Library and two library branches in the
city’s North End. More than 150 people were screened.
“It’s really terrific to see leading businesses like Cigna step up to
support minor league baseball in Hartford,” said Mike Abramson,
assistant general manager for the Hartford Yard Goats. “It’s all about
bringing people in the region together for a shared community
experience, and we’re delighted to have Cigna be a part of that.”
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense
of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or
through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life
Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna
Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include
an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental,
behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other
related products including group life, accident and disability
insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and
jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships
throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to
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Mark Slitt, 860-226-2092