Program has screened more than 3,000, identified 798 suspected cancerous lesions
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.
|Date||Location||Teams||Screening Time||Game Time|
|March 1||Port St. Lucie
|Marlins vs. Mets||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||1:10 p.m.|
|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
|Marlins vs. Twins||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||1:05 p.m.|
For more information, visit MOFFITT.org/SpringSwing.
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 MOFFITT.org, 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.