TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2011) – In the Sunshine State this year, more than 5,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed, and an estimated 8,790 people nationwide will die of melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s in addition to about 3 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell cancers) that will occur in the United States this year. Don’t be just another statistic. Have you had an annual skin cancer screening?

Moffitt Cancer Center’s Mole Patrol™ will offer free skin screenings at Clearwater Beach, Cocoa Beach, Tampa and Leesburg at events during the next three months. Stop by and get screened by one of Moffitt’s trained professionals.

Mole Patrol Events:

  • Aug. 13 – Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 Pavilion, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 27 – Cocoa Beach, Ron Jon Surf Shop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sept. 10 – Al Lopez Park, Tampa, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sept. 14 – MacDill Air Force Base Health Fair, Tampa, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Oct. 8 – Leesburg, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Nov. 5 – MacDill Air Fest, Hangar 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Lois Rendina at (813) 745-2625

Source: Moffit.org