April 24, 2021 @ 5:00PM — 10:30PM
We are very sad to have to cancel our 2020 celebration due to Covid, especially because it's our 10th anniversary year! For 2021, we will still celebrate the foundation's anniversary and Nikki's "cancerversary!" Our popular annual event brings the community together to support and inspire teenagers fighting all cancers as we raise funds for our Teen Support Program. Each of our Teen Support Bags cost $75, so every dollar helps for our all-volunteer organization to give our bags to the teenagers battling cancer all over the country. If you can't attend, please consider purchasing tickets to donate back to Bite Me Cancer so parents of teens with cancer and also adult cancer survivors can attend for free.
Listen to Nikki! https://youtu.be/stQ2pOmiMek
Bite Me Me Cancer's founder, Nikki, was diagnosed in April 2010 with a rare form of thyroid cancer. She formed Bite Me Cancer as a foundation in September 2010, and our 2020 dinner, would have been our exciting 10-year celebration and also Nikki's 10th "cancerversary." Sadly, due to the Covid situation, we couldn't hold our event this year. So, we will celebrate the 10th and 11th years of Bite Me Cancer in 2021!
The main focus of this fundraiser is to spotlight the challenges of teenagers dealing with cancer and raise funds to continue with expansion of our Teen Support Program (which includes our Teen Support Bag distribution). They "fall through the cracks" in the hospital systems, whether they are in a pediatric ward or an adult ward. Nikki developed the Teen Support Bag for these teenagers. Donations help to sustain and expand this bag program. So far, we have given our bags to almost 7,000 teenagers battling cancer! The heartwarming and positive feedback we receive is amazing! We currently have over 125 hospitals distributing our bags directly to their teen patients who come from all states and DC. Through our mission, we also serve dinner to the families on the Pediatric Oncology Unit at INOVA Children's Hospital, Fairfax, VA (when Covid isn't an issue), once a month. You can learn more about the foundation at www.bitemecancer.org
Meet Our Host Committee:
Mary Agee, former CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service
Jim Corcoran, Business Development & Community Relations Director for Wells Fargo Championship
Monica Tressler-Chandler, SVP/Commercial Banking, Treasury Banking Division of Sandy Spring Bank
10 Honorees for 10 Years of Bite Me Cancer! We will celebrate these honorees at our 2021 dinner!
This honor is being given for their long-term excellence in assisting Bite Me Cancer in a variety of ways. Meet them on April 24th!
Individual Category: Meryl Bisaga and Mark Searle
Family Category: Callahan Family, DiCesare Family, Raley Family
Business Category: Cooley LLP, CustomInk, Exhibit Edge, Karin's Custom Images, Raelyn Marketing Promotions
Program: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm reception with a cash bar (Westwood CC requires that only cash be used). Silent Auction will be open. 5:30 pm Wine Dinner begins. Speakers: Nikki will give her annual keynote speech, sharing her thoughts and experiences from the podium. Nikki will also honor the parents of teenagers with cancer and other cancer survivors in the room with a toast. Our 10 honorees will be presented. Other speakers will also share their experiences and perspectives. A photography area will be available.
(Minimum age to attend is 21 years old.)
Look at the beautiful smiles on these teenagers who have received our Teen Support Bags!
Sponsors: Thank you to our important sponsors! (names to be entered as we receive them)
Gold Sponsors: Training Solutions, Inc., Clarke-Hook Corporation, Bank of America
Silver Sponsors: Interra, Inc., Phoenix Steel, Sandy Spring Bank, United Bank, Cooley
Bronze Sponsors: Mary Agee, BDO, Donna Corley, Peter Crain, Cynthia Ehinger, Rachel Firschein, Interstate Moving & Storage, Bobbie Kilberg, Conrad Schmidt, Raelyn Marketing Promotions
Here are some photos from our 2019 wine dinner. Top 2 photos from our reception before the dinner.
Photos below from inside the ballroom.
Yes, we will again have a "small but mighty" auction! A list will be displayed here when ready.
The photo below is of our Bite Me Cancer board of directors at the 2019 wine dinner.
Flowers discounted and arranged by:
Photography Services donated by: Stuart Sutphin, Photographic Illumination, LLC.