Media Alert

Feb. 20, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT:  Steve Blanchard




Batter Up for Moffitt’s 15th-Annual Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour Offering Free Screenings at Florida Ballparks

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays

WHAT: The Spring Swing® 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 and promote sun safety with help from Moffitt’s Mole Patrol® team. Free giveaways include sunscreen, T-shirts, lip balm and fans.

For more than a decade, Spring Swing has provided more than 4,900 free skin cancer screenings. Our experts have detected 5,071 suspected cancerous lesions, including 27 suspected melanomas, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Join Moffitt and the Rays for the 2023 Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour to receive a free skin cancer screening at the following spring training venues:

  • Saturday, Feb. 25 – Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins, Lee County Sport Complex, Fort Myers – screenings available from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers – screenings available from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


VIDEO: Here is B-roll from past Spring Swing events at Charlotte Sports Park.

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 53 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,800 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube