Ben and Jake Ferraro, third graders at Weston Intermediate School, will be selling lemonade to raise money for their cousin Nicole’s foundation, Bite Me Cancer — Attitude is Everything!, this Saturday, May 12, from noon to 2 at 31 Kettle Creek Road.
At 17, two years ago, Nicole was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Despite what would be devastating news for any teen, Nicole took charge of the situation from the start and fought back against her cancer diagnosis with her attitude and her actions by forming a Relay for Life team called Bite Me Cancer near her hometown of Chantilly, Va. Her team placed first for both team and individual fundraising for the American Cancer Society at that relay.
Building on the momentum of the relay, she and her parents established a foundation called Bite Me Cancer — Attitude is Everything! in 2010. A small non-profit, their goals are to raise awareness about thyroid cancer (which is now the fastest growing cancer), to support teens newly diagnosed with various types of cancers and to raise money for research and thyroid cancer clinical trials.
After numerous surgeries and radiation treatments, Nicole’s cancer is stable and she has successfully completed her first year of college at James Madison University.
To learn more, visit bitemecancer.org.