Teen Support Bags
Our highly popular Teen Support Bag Program provides inspiration and support for teenagers with all cancers across the country. Currently, we have almost 200 hospitals/centers in our network that distribute our Teen Support Bags to teenagers in every state. Our Teen Support Bags have been given to almost 11,000 teenagers so far, as of mid 2023!
Nikki identified a gap in support for teenagers dealing with cancer when she was diagnosed at 17 years old. Younger pediatric patients receive great support, and adults can better handle their own needs. Teenagers are "stuck in the middle." They have unique challenges. They need our support!
Scroll below to watch an impactful video of Nikki talking about why she started the foundation. Also, review our list of bag items and some testimonials. Interested hospitals can also find a link further down the page.
Learn More About Why Nikki Started the Teen Support Bag Program
Interviewed by Leon Harris, NBC4 Washington, DC, 2018
Nikki was chosen as one of "Harris' Heroes", part of Leon Harris' program to highlight people doing great things in the Greater Washington DC community. Nikki tells her story here and hands a bag to a teenager with cancer at INOVA Children's Hospital in Fairfax, VA.
About the Bags
Bite Me Cancer’s broad-reaching support is achieved through the Teen Support Bags program. Our Teen Support Bags are delivered to teenagers in hospitals and treatment centers across the country while they deal with cancer. The Teen Support Bags include such items as an Amazon gift card, adult coloring book, stress ball, hat, journal, water bottle, gamebook, and other age-appropriate items. Items are updated based on availability and our study as to what teenagers would like in the bag. Each bag currently costs us around $85 to put together and ship out.
What's in our bags
Amazon Gift Card
Adult Coloring Book
Custom Ink Free Shirt
“Thank you for all you do for our patients. The support bags really do brighten up their day when they receive them, especially after absorbing a ton of information about their treatment course. You guys are making a difference and your sacrifice will be rewarded.”
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
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As of December 2022, we have delivered Teen Support Bags to almost 11,000 teenagers dealing with cancer in every state and DC through our network of 195+ hospitals! The numbers continue to grow as more hospitals are in need of our unique support to give to their patients. We raise funds for this Teen Support Bag program so that the hospitals and the teenagers can receive them for FREE.