2023 9th Annual Wine Dinner to Support Teens With Cancer
Support Teenagers Dealing with Cancer!
General program: Cash Bar Only (no credit cards, per country club). Bite Me Cancer provides complimentary prosecco, red wine and white wine. Registration/Reception 6:00pm (seating for dinner at 7:00pm); Chairman Welcome, Acknowledgements, Nikki introduction 7:15pm; Nikki's Keynote and Toast 7:45pm; Dinner 8:00pm; Presentations 8:45pm; Silent Auction Closes 9:30pm; Event ends 10:30pm. 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.
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 12,000th bag in 2023! So far, we have given our bags to over 11,350 teenagers battling cancer! The heartwarming and positive feedback we receive is amazing! We currently have almost 200 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)!
Monica L. Tressler (SVP, Sandy Spring Bank), JD Kathuria (founder and CEO of WashingtonExec), Ed Zigo (CEO/President, Clarke-Hook Corp.)
Wine Dinner Sponsors
Valet Sponsor: Christine Schnider
Wine Sponsor: Sandy Spring Bank
Dessert Sponsor: Wayne Traveler
Flowers Sponsor: Eli Lilly & Company
Welcome Reception Sponsor: Bobbie and Bill Kilberg
Empower Full Table Sponsors: Clarke-Hook Corp., Cooley LLP, Corley Family, Joe & Patty Coughlin, Employment Enterprises, Inc., Phoenix Steel Erectors Inc., Squadra Solutions, Inc., Training Solutions Inc., WashingtonExec
Inspire Sponsors: Brown Family, Grant Thornton LLP, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Raley Family, United Bank
Gratitude Sponsors: American Thyroid Association, Meryl & Tom Bisaga, Gary & Marcia Bisaga, Chris & Gina Buchen, Callahan Family, Doug & Cyndi Danko, Dave & Buster's Fairfax, Gig Wealthy, Matt McQueen, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Raine Family, Rappaport Co., Raelyn Marketing Promotions, Kevin Reynolds, Searle Family, Dianne & Tom Wahl, Wheeless Family
Our "small but mighty" silent auction is growing this year! Items include:
Travel experiences to Africa, Ashville NC, Belize, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Pinehurst NC, Portland OR, Savannah GA and more!
Technology items include Bose Ear Buds, Fimi Drone, Gamin Dash Cam, Panasonic Digital Camera, Samsung 55" TV, Smart WiFi Frame!
Case of Tuscan Wine, Cucinamore & Culinaria cooking experiences, Dave & Buster's "event", Lubin Portrait Studio package, Top Golf outing, Lululemon bag of items, and more!
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