Our popular annual wine dinner (previously called our Cancerversary Dinner) brings people together for a fun evening with delicious food and wine while sharing experiences of living with cancer, celebrating those overcoming cancer, and focusing on Bite Me Cancer's mission to support and inspire teens with cancer. If you can't attend, please consider purchasing a ticket or more to donate back to Bite Me Cancer so cancer survivors can attend for free.
Bite Me Cancer's founder, Nikki, was diagnosed in April 2010 with a rare form of thyroid cancer. At this 2018 dinner, we will celebrate her 8th cancerversary and also honor those in the room who are cancer survivors. This event will also spotlight the challenges of teenagers dealing with cancer. 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 4,700 teenagers battling cancer! The heartwarming and positive feedback we receive is amazing! We currently have over 100 hospitals in 41 states and DC distributing our bags to their teen patients.
Nikki will give her annual speech, sharing her thoughts and experiences from the podium. There will be a few additional inspiring young adult speakers who battled cancer as teenagers and a dedicated Child Life Specialist who will also share their experiences with you.
Holly Senn, Certified Child Life Specialist:
Brittany Avin and Brian Kincaid, both who dealt with cancer as a teenager:
Yes, this year we have a small - yet mighty - silent auction! You will see a few Las Vegas hotel stays, 2 Bose outdoor speakers and more!
Below are a few photos from our 2017 Wine Dinner.
If you would like to help but can't attend, you can purchase tickets to donate back to us that we will give to cancer survivors to attend for free.
(Minimum age to attend is 21 years old.)
Our Host Committee: Bev Gray, Bobbie Kilberg, Lisa Martin, Danny Vargas and Ed Zigo. Flowers are being donated by Open Blooms, Chantilly, VA.
Here's a short video from last year's event: Nikki toasting cancer survivors at 2017 Bite Me Cancer Wine Dinner