Free event offers health screenings, Braves tickets | Health
ATLANTA – 11Alive news reporter Jerry Carnes, a prostate cancer survivor, will be among the honored guests at the free Home Run for Health event in Atlanta on Saturday. Carnes will be joined by former Braves player Pete Smith, the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and Freddie the Falcon to encourage men to come out for free health screenings. The screenings include blood pressure and BMI checks, as well as those for prostate cancer. Everyone who receives a screening will receive two free tickets to a Braves game.
Men are encouraged to bring their children, baseball gloves and ball to enter to win the Biggest Game of Catch, which will begin at 10:15 a.m. The last father-and-son or father-and-daughter team standing will win a Braves season ticket package for 2013. Drawings will be held for other great prizes, like a signed Chipper Jones bat. Contest spaces are limited so registration is encouraged at www.piedmont.org/HomeRun. In addition, children can enjoy free face painting and fire truck tours.
The event, sponsored by Piedmont Healthcare, takes place at Piedmont West, 1800 Howell Mill Road on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.