Elementary school girl donates breast cancer awareness bags to Moffitt

April 10, 2006

Tampa, FL - Sydnie Coraggio, a second grade student from Bauder Elementary School will donate 45 “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness bags to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on Tues., April 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Moffitt Clinic Building, 12902 Magnolia Dr.

Eight-year-old Coraggio, already a community activist, made Bags of Hope for the Ronald McDonald house at All Children’s Hospital last year. Her “Think Pink” bags for Moffitt contain a water bottle holder, a friendship pin, snacks, breast cancer pen, sticky notes and a CD to be given to breast cancer patients in the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.