|September, 2015||Bite Me Cancer celebrated its 5th anniversary! Please read the press release, Click here.|
Bite Me Cancer officially funds its second thyroid cancer research grant. The project is
led by Dr. Laura Boucai at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Click here to learn more about the grant.
|January, 2015||On January 13, 2015, Bite Me Cancer received a proclamation from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors designating the 3rd week of January 2015 as Teen Cancer Awareness Week.|
|January, 2015||On January 8, 2015, Bite Me Cancer held its 5th annual Kick-Off Event. Nikki presented the 2015 goals while other speakers presented the 2014 accomplishments as well as their connection to Bite Me Cancer. All the presentations can be seen on a video link from our Bite Me Cancer YouTube channel.|
|January, 2015||On January 7, 2015, Bite Me Cancer received a proclamation from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors designating the 3rd week of January 2015 as Teen Cancer Awareness Week.|
Bite Me Cancer sent out a press release announcing the new Teen Cancer Awareness Week
to take place the 3rd week of January throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Click here for the press release.
On July 31, 2014, Nikki was present for the signing of a proclamation by Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe that proclaimed the third week of January 2015 as Teen
Cancer Awareness Week. Bite Me Cancer championed a Virginia statewide resolution
for Teen Cancer Awareness Week that will happen every third week of January beginning
in January 2015. The proclamation was the acknowledgement by the governor of this
special new Teen Cancer Awareness Week.
Click here for the press release.
Click here for a newspaper article on this event.
|June, 2014||Bite Me Cancer officially funds its first Thyroid Cancer research grant. This grant is for a 2-year research project headed by a researcher at M.D. Anderson Center in TX. Click here to read more information. Click here to read more details.|
|February, 2014||Nikki Ferraro and Bite Me Cancer were featured in a new Pay It Forward series broadcast on News Channel 8 in the Greater Washington, DC area. The show highlights individuals who help the community, and Nikki was chosen for the first show. Click here to see the news segment.|
|January, 2014||Bite Me Cancer held its 2014 Kick-Off Event on January 9, 2014. Nikki presented the 2014 goals while Michael (the chairman of the board) presented the 2013 accomplishments. There were also some guest speakers who shared their passion and experiences regarding Bite Me Cancer. All of the presentations, in 3 parts, are on Bite Me Cancer YouTube channel.|
|September, 2013||Bite Me Cancer announces its acceptance into the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area. Click here to read more details.|
|June, 2013||Bite Me Cancer raises more dollars and awareness at its 2nd Annual "Take a Swing at Cancer" event held June 9, 2013. Click here for more information.|
|April, 2013||Bite Me Cancer announces $50,000 achievement. Click here for more information.|
|April, 2013||Bite Me Cancer celebrates the 3-year anniversary of the founder's cancer diagnosis. Click here for more information.|
|February, 2013||Bite Me Cancer announces a special grant award given by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Click here to read it.|
|February, 2013||Bite Me Cancer's video, "Thyroid cancer: It's NOT the good cancer." has over 3,100 hits on YouTube! Click here to read it.|
|January, 2013||Nikki's story and Bite Me Cancer (and the recent kick-off) was written up in the January 11 newspaper issue of the Fairfax Times. Click here to read it.|
|January, 2013||Bite Me Cancer presented its 2013 Kick-Off Event on January 3, 2013. Nikki presented the 2013 goals/activities for the foundation. There were also four other speakers who offered their experience with about Bite Me Cancer. All of the speeches can be seen on the YouTube channel for Bite Me Cancer at www.youtube.com/bitemecancerorg.|
|January, 2013||Nikki and Bite Me Cancer was highlighted in this Centreview newspaper article.|
|November, 2012||The Paisano's Pizza campaign has resulted in over $12,000 to go towards thyroid cancer research! Thank you to Fouad Qreitem, CEO of Paisano's, and to everyone who helped to support this campaign. Here is a photo of Nikki with Fouad and "the check."|
|September, 2012||Paisano's Pizza is conducting an amazing fundraising campaign for Bite Me Cancer and its thyroid cancer research goal. Over 9 weeks, Paisano's offers to give $2 of every large pizza purchased on Tuesdays from September 18 to November 13, 2012. Click here is a copy of the flyer that was distributed at all 15 stores with orders on other days to spread the word.|
|August, 2012||Bite Me Cancer's first annual "Take a Swing at Cancer" resulted in revenue of about $3,000! Thank you to our sponsors, attendees and volunteers! Go to our Facebook page for all the pictures.|
|August, 2012||Nikki was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Leadership Arlington Young Professionals graduation ceremony. Click here to see the photo.|
|July, 2012||Nikki's interview on ABC's News Channel 7. Click here to see the interview.|
|July, 2012||Nikki and Bite Me Cancer was featured in this newspaper article today. Click here for more information.|
|May, 2012||Bite Me Cancer will participate in a special Virginia Run Spring Triathlon for support Virginia Special Olympics on May 20. Bite Me Cancer was invited to be a vendor to promote the foundation, and we hope to see you there. Click here for more information.|
|March, 2012||Bite Me Cancer will participate in a 5K fundraiser being held on March 24 at Fairfax Corner, VA. Over 800 runners will be supporting Life With Cancer and the National Brain Tumor Society. Bite Me Cancer was invited to be a vendor to promote the foundation, and we hope to see you there.|
|January, 2012||Nikki Ferraro, founder of Bite Me Cancer, announced the new $50K for 50K campaign at the 2012 kick-off event. Click here to read the press release. Click here to read the press release.|
|June, 2011||In the new issue of Washington Exec, Nikki is interviewed regarding her Bite Me Cancer journey. Click here to read the interview.|
|June, 2011||Nikki receiving the first Perlita Liwanag Scholarship given through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, presented by Perlita's son, Jay. Also shown, Jay's father. Click here to see the picture.|
|June, 2011||VA Delegate Ken Plum presents a special VA resolution to Nikki at the 2011 Relay for Life. Click here to see the picture.|
|May, 2011||Nikki and her Bite Me Cancer Relay for Life team were highlighted in two articles on May 19, 2011, in the Centreview Newspaper. Click here to read the article.|
|April, 2011||On April 6, 2011, the FDA approved the FIRST chemo drug for Medullary Thyroid Cancer. Click here to read the FDA press release.|
|March, 2011||Nikki and Bite Me Cancer had a display of Bite Me Cancer t-shirts, bracelets and baked goods at a special Chantilly High School community service event called "Track-A-Thon" that was organized to raise donations for the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Bite Me Cancer was invited to attend to raise donations for its own Relay for Life Team. Click here to see the display.|
|March, 2011||Nikki was presented with the American Cancer Society #1 Online Fundraiser award for the 2010 Relay season in the South-Atlantic Division. The South-Atlantic Division represents VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, NC, SC and GA. Click here to see the photo that shows Nikki Ferraro with her award, along with Brandi Steward, ACS Community Manager, and Dave Judy, ACS Area Executive Director.|
|February, 2011||Nikki was featured in an article published on AOL's Chantilly Patch on February 11, 2011. Click here to read the article entitled "Nicole Ferraro Says Bite Me Cancer."|
|December, 2010||On December 6, 2010, the Fairfax County Government Board of Supervisors presented Nicole Ferraro with a special resolution to honor her efforts in handling her cancer diagnosis. Watch the video and check out the plaque.|
|November, 2010||Nikki and her family enjoy a very special Make a Wish trip to Nashville, TN. Nikki's wish was to meet Rascal Flats (especially because she had some of their lyrics on the back of her Relay for Life team t-shirts for motivation). The Wish volunteers thought to attach her wish with the Country Music Awards that were held on November 10, 2010. It was an amazing trip! Pictures can be found in the Photo Gallery.|
|November, 2010||Nikki is presented with the 2010 Leadership Fairfax Non-Profit Educational Leadership Award. This is the overview given in the LFI program on the night of the LFI gala. more »|
|October, 2010||Local Centreview newspaper presents a follow up article about Nikki Ferraro. more »|
|September, 2010||The Bite Me Cancer Foundation is formed!|
|August, 2010||Press release announcing that Nikki Ferraro is the recipient of the 2010 LFI Non-Profit Educational Leadership Award. more »|
|June, 2010||Nikki Ferraro participates in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, held June 19-20 with her “Bite Me Cancer” team. She comes in first as the top individual funder, and her team places 2nd at the Relay. However, when the Relay accounting is completed in August, Nikki's team finishes first! The local CentreView newspaper presents an article about Nikki Ferraro, her thyroid cancer and her successful Relay for Life fundraising. more »|