The Bite Me Cancer Foundation (BMC) held three fundraising events this past month to help teens facing challenges with cancer and towards thyroid cancer research. The fundraising events, which raised $2,311, coincide with the three-year anniversary of Bite Me Cancer founder Nikki Ferraro’s thyroid cancer diagnosis and her victory over the disease.
The first fundraising event took place at International Country Club in Chantilly, Va. for their annual 5k/10k/run/walk. Proceeds were donated to BMC. The Nicole Miller store in Tysons Galleria donated a percentage of sales to BMC, and the Potomac Falls Lube and Express and Car Wash held a car clinic for women and teens, and donated the proceeds BMC.
Ferraro was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 17 in 2010. Due to the lack of programs supporting teenagers suffering from cancer, Ferraro founded the Bite Me Cancer Foundation, and has since provided support bags and ongoing support of teens and their caregivers through its online private forum: Bite Me Cancer Cares and Bite Me Cancer Caregivers.
The organization raises research funds and awareness of thyroid cancer, which is the fastest growing cancer in the country.
Bite Me Cancer will be holding its 2nd annual fundraiser, Take a Swing at Cancer, Sunday June 9, 2013 at the Dulles Golf Center and Sports Park.
For more information on Take a Swing at Cancer, go here.