WHAT: Spring Swing® — Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour is a partnership between Moffitt and the Tampa Bay Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues throughout Florida. Screeners look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education with help from Moffitt’s Mole Patrol® team. Free giveaways include Blue Lizard sunscreen, T-shirts, lip balm and fans.
For more than a decade, Spring Swing has provided more than 4,500 free skin screenings. Our skin cancer experts have detected 4,539 suspected cancerous lesions, including 26 suspected melanomas, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Join Moffitt and the Rays for the 2019 Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour at the following spring training venues to receive a free skin cancer screening:
- Sunday, Feb. 24 – Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees, Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte – screenings available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raymond, the Rays mascot, will also get a free screening, and be on the lookout for special Rays giveaways.
- Saturday, March 2 – Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers – screenings available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23 – Toronto Blue Jays vs. Canada Junior Team, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin – screenings available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
About the Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays mission is to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball. The organization is committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interactions and charitable donations, and has proudly represented Major League Baseball since 1998.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.