Ambassador Family Program
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer’s Ambassador Family Program is comprised of children from all three Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals with pediatric oncology units: Cook Children’s Medical Center, Medical City Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center.
WOKC serves as a support group for the Ambassador Families and treats them to special events held in their honor throughout the year, giving the children a chance to just be kids and forget about cancer for a few hours each month. Annual events can include a Dallas Mavericks’ basketball game, Fish Camp, a Dallas Stars’ hockey game, a Texas Legends’ basketball game, a holiday party with presents for the entire family …. and more! These events also provide a support system for the entire family by connecting them with other families battling the disease. Over the years, WOKC has served over 300 families through the Ambassador Program. Some Ambassador Families say that the program not only saved their child, it saved their family. To learn more about our Ambassadors, CLICK HERE!
Buddy Bag Program
Each year over hundreds of families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. The diagnosis is usually accompanied by an immediate and unexpected admission to a pediatric hospital for treatment, leaving families unprepared and without the items needed for a lengthy hospital stay.
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer started the Buddy Bag program as a way to reach out to these newly diagnosed families as they attempt to comprehend the cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
A WOKC Buddy Bag is given to each family admitted for cancer treatment at Children’s Health System Dallas/Legacy, Cook Children’s Medical Center Fort Worth, and Medical City Children’s. The Buddy Bags are designed to ease the transition from home to hospital for both the child and parents, and are filled with over 30 items including basic toiletries and comfort items. All items in the Buddy Bag are the result of a thoughtful collaboration by moms of kids with cancer, who know better than anyone which items, might be needed at that time of crisis.
If you would like to help the WOKC Buddy Bag program, we’re always in need of specific items for the bags or funding to sponsor the Buddy Bag program. For more information call 214-987-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.