Seventh Annual Spring Swing® - Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour Kicks Off March 1

February 10, 2014

WHO: Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center

WHAT:  Spring Swing® - Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour is a partnership between Moffitt and the Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues in March.  The tour kicks off March 1. Screeners will look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education. Each screening stop will include free Spring Swing shirts, Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen, and sun safety educational materials and promotional items.  

During the previous six spring training seasons, Spring Swing has screened more than 3,000 people, identifying 798 suspected cancerous lesions, including 22 suspected melanomas.  

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




Screening Time

Game Time

March 1

Port St. Lucie

Tradition Field

Marlins vs. Mets

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:10 p.m.

March 9


McKechnie Field

Red Sox vs. Pirates

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

March 15

Port Charlotte

Charlotte Sports Park

Blue Jays vs. Rays

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

March 16

Fort Myers

Hammond Stadium

Marlins vs. Twins

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

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 No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.