Fifth-Annual Spring Swing-Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour® Kicks Off March 2

February 06, 2012

WHO: Tampa Bay Rays & Moffitt Cancer Center

WHAT: Spring Swing-Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour® is a partnership of Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues in March.  The tour kicks off March 2.  Screeners will be looking for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education. Each screening stop will include free Spring Swing® T-shirts and Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen to those who are screened.  

During the previous four spring training seasons, Spring Swing has screened more than 2,400 people, identifying 368 suspected cancerous lesions, including 20 suspected melanomas.  

WHEN/WHERE: Screenings will begin approximately two hours before game time.

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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania and two in Puerto Rico. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.

About the Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have proudly represented Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region since 1998. The organization and its foundation are committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interaction and charitable contributions.