Attitude is everything!
Nikki still believes this as she continues to live her life with passion and fun! This attitude is why Bite Me Cancer was formed in September 2010. She was only 17 years old and had been diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer just 5 months earlier. Nikki's goal for the foundation was and still is to provide inspiration, education and research.
Bite Me Cancer provides Teen Support Bags to teenagers battling all types of cancers. Bite Me Cancer also focuses on directly funding research grants for new treatment options for thyroid cancer, one of the fastest increasing cancers in the country.
The highly successful and still growing Teen Support Bags program provides inspiration for teenagers with all cancers in every state and DC. Almost 11,000 teenagers have received a bag!
We increase awareness of thyroid cancer. It is certainly a misunderstood cancer. It is not “the good cancer.” The thyroid is a critical organ in the body, helping to keep many organs, such as the heart and brain, running correctly.
Thyroid cancer research is a critical piece of our mission. Currently there is no cure, and some of the current treatments don't work very well. We directly fund 2-year grants, and we can stay involved with our researchers and their progress.