April 6, 2019 @ 5:30PM — 10:00PM
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. If you can't attend, please consider purchasing tickets to donate back to Bite Me Cancer so adult cancer survivors and parents of teens with cancer can attend for free and join in our celebration of life with our supporters.
Bite Me Me Cancer's founder, Nikki, was diagnosed in April 2010 with a rare form of thyroid cancer. At this 2019 dinner, we will celebrate Nikki's 9th 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 5,700 teenagers battling cancer! The heartwarming and positive feedback we receive is amazing! We currently have over 115 hospitals in 46 states and DC distributing our bags directly to their teen patients. Through our mission, we also serve dinner to the families on the Pediatric Oncology Unit at INOVA Children's Hospital, Fairfax, VA, once a month. You can learn more about the foundation at www.bitemecancer.org
Our Host Committee: Nikki Ferraro, Bobbie Kilberg, Monica Tressler, Danny Vargas and Ed Zigo.
Look at these beautiful smiles of these teens with our Teen Support Bags and items from the bags!
Gold Sponsors: The Clarke-Hook Family, Jean-Paul & Lisa Martin, Training Solutions, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: American Systems, Sara Barokas, BDO, Cooley LLP, Cordia Partners, Dev Technology, First Heritage Mortgage, Phoenix Steel Erectors, Raley Family, Sandy Spring Bank, United Bank, Pamela Wood
Bronze Sponsors: American Thyroid Association, Aquarian (A Shepard Company), Custom Ink, Eagle Ray, Quest Insurance, Raelyn Marketing Promotions, & the following families: Bisaga, Brown, Corley, Crain, Hyland, Lange, Schmidt, Shankar, Vargas, Welch, Wheeless
Nikki will give her annual keynote speech, sharing her thoughts and experiences from the podium. Nikki will also honor the other cancer survivors and parents of teenagers with cancer in the room with a toast. (This photo below is from the 2018 wine dinner.) Other speakers will also share their experiences including a mom of a teen with cancer and a physical therapist who treats teenagers with cancer.
(Minimum age to attend is 21 years old.)
Yes, we will again have a "small but mighty" auction! Here is a partial list of our great selection:
Below are a few photos from our previous Wine Dinners
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.
The photo below shows some of our cancer survivors at the 2018 Wine Dinner.
Free gift for all guests from Karin's Corporate Images.
Delicious cake generously discounted from:
Flowers discounted and arranged by:
Free gift for donations made onsite from: