Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) is a Dallas-Fort Worth based non-profit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research on a national basis and to providing hope and support to local kids and families dealing with cancer.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for American children, and cancer affects 1 in every 330 children. Many people are surprised to learn that cancer kills more American children than AIDS, multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes COMBINED. There are 5 children diagnosed with cancer for each 1 diagnosed with pediatric AIDS, yet only $20,000 is invested in cancer research for each $595,000 invested in pediatric AIDS research.
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is currently funding 4 pediatric cancer research trials at 5 hospitals through partnerships with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/Legacy and Cook Children’s Medical Center of Ft. Worth. The WOKC Ambassador and Buddy Bag programs provide hope and support to local pediatric cancer patients and their families during treatment. The Young Heroes Scholarship program, funded by Texas Ranger Michael Young and Cristina Barbosa-Young, provides scholarships on a national basis to pediatric cancer survivors attending college.
All proceeds from this event benefit Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer and this annual event is one of the major fundraising events for WOKC. For more information about WOKC, to participate, or to donate, call 214-987-4662 or visit www.wokc.org.
Our vision is a day when children are living ... cancer free.