Moffitt Cancer Center’s Mole Patrol® Urges Beachgoers to be Safe in the Sun

July 30, 2014

WHO: A team of skin cancer specialists from Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, will screen beachgoers, lifeguards and beach security personnel during an annual sun safety event.

WHAT: Moffitt Mole Patrol® will offer free skin cancer screenings at Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach.  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and in Florida. Trained professionals from Moffitt will look for melanoma and non-melanoma forms of skin cancer and provide sunscreen samples and other educational information.

Participants will be given a list of local resources on how to proceed if additional follow-up is needed.

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16. Screening slots are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

WHERE: Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach, 10 Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Fla. 33767

CONTACT: Lois Rendina at 813-745-2625 or

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.