2022 It's In the Bag 8th Annual Wine Dinner

September 16, 2022 @ 6:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Westwood Country Club: 800 Maple Ave Vienna, VA 22180 Get Directions









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Support Teenagers Dealing with Cancer!

Join our community for a special evening to help teenagers who deal with all cancers. The money raised from this event will benefit Bite Me Cancer's Teen Support Bag program. Teenagers "fall through the cracks" in the hospital systems, whether they are in a pediatric ward or an adult ward. Nikki, our founder, experienced the disconnect herself as a 17 year old dealing with cancer so she developed this foundation and our Teen Support Bag for teenagers so they can feel supported and inspired. General program: Cash Bar Only (Complimentary prosecco, red wine and white wine). Registration/Reception 6:00pm (seating for dinner at 6:45pm); Chairman Welcome, Acknowledgements, Nikki introduction 7:00pm; Nikki's Keynote and Toast 7:30pm; Dinner 7:45pm; Presentations 8:30pm; Silent Auction Closes 9:30pm; Special Announcements 10:00pm.

2021 Summary Video of Wine Dinner

Donations during the wine dinner will help to sustain and expand this bag program as each bag costs $85 for the foundation to assemble and ship. Help us to give out our 10,000th bag this fall! So far, we have given our bags to almost 9,900 teenagers battling cancer! The heartwarming and positive feedback we receive is amazing! We currently have over 190 hospitals distributing our bags directly to their teen patients who are in all 50 states and DC! Here are some examples of the positive impact these bags are making for teenagers dealing with cancer (and their families)!

Host Committee

Mary Agee (former CEO and president of Northern Virginia Family Service)

Monica Tressler-Chandler (SVP, Sandy Spring Bank)

JD Kathuria (founder and CEO of WashingtonExec)

Wine Dinner Sponsors

Valet Sponsor: Rappaport

Wine Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Dessert Sponsor: Christine Schnider

Welcome Reception Sponsor: Friend of Nikki

Empower Table Sponsors:

Cooley LLP, Comstock, Corley Family, Joe & Patty Coughlin, Phoenix Steel Erectors, Training Solutions, WashingtonExec

Inspire Sponsors:

Mary Agee, Clarke-Hook Corporation, Grant Thorton LLP, Raley Family, Sandy Spring Bank

Gratitude Sponsors:

(Individual/Family) Meryl/Tom Bisaga Family, Gary/Marcia Bisaga, Brown Family, Buchen Family, Callahan Family, Cynthia Hyland, Gary & Vicki Kirkbride, Matt McQueen, Searle Family

(Organizations) American Thyroid Association, Backflow Technology, Dave & Buster's Fairfax, Exhibit Edge, Karin's Custom Images Promotional Products, Mind Body Aligned, RAELYN Marketing Promotions, WineStyles of South Riding

Silent Auction

Our "small but mighty" silent auction is growing this year! Items so far:

New Orleans "The Home of Jazz" Package, Tuscan Getaway, Superior Wine Experience at Fairmont Sonoma Inn, African Safari,

Las Vegas trips (Caesars, MGM, The Wynn)

12 bottles of Tuscan Wine, Lubin Portrait Studio Package, 1995 Vintage Chateau Margaux French Wine,

Dave & Buster's Fairfax package, Date Nights in Northern Virginia, Nationals tickets in a corporate suite, Google Nest, Anthony Rizzo Autograph Items,

Samsung Q60 Smart TV, Mini Drone, Bose Headphones, SONY Wireless Speaker, Canon EOS Rebel Camera, Pioneer Turntable

Reception Prosecco and dinner Italian wines (white and red) provided at a discount through the

partnership of Bravo Wine Imports and Wine Styles of South Riding, VA.

Dessert discounted and provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes, Vienna, VA

Flowers discounted and arranged by Open Blooms, Chantilly, VA

Giveaway gift for onsite donors provided by: Custom Ink

Signage provided by: Fast Signs, Herndon, VA

$7,965 raised by 25 people


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