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It's all about the kids!


Over 40 years of helping families navigate cancer.

Since Cindy Brinker Simmons founded Wipe Out Kids' Cancer (WOKC) in 1980, we've been working relentlessly for a day when cancer is no longer a threat to ANY child. WOKC recognizes the suffering associated with any childhood disease. Our focus is on winning the battle against the disease that claims the most lives of children… cancer! WOKC creates trusted partnerships, has a dedicated executive team and board, and funds novel research devoted to eradicating childhood cancer and to increasing survival rates. As importantly, WOKC provides hope and emotional support to the courageous children and families it serves. 


Cindy Brinker Simmons

"My life was touched by the loss of my mother to cancer when I was 12, so I made it my mission to do whatever I could to serve others and to provide hope for those facing this disease. WOKC is focused on helping unlock the mysteries of pediatric cancer and encouraging our valiant young heroes and their amazing families every step of the journey.

Onward we go!"

Our Team.

WOKC Staff.


Kris Cumnock

Chief Executive Officer


Ann Whaley

Director of Development


Caroline Wolfe

Marketing & Communications Manager

Elena Reyes

Marketing & Programs Intern

WOKC Leadership.

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Cindy Brinker Simmons


Board of Directors

Kevin Bass

Aubrey Brawner

Jacob Brooks 

Fran Cashen

Craig Cohn 

Jenice Dunayer 

Blake Estess

Shane Lashley


Scientific Medical Research Chair

Joanne Mulcahy

Nany Owen

Claude Prestidge, MD

Brisa Renteria

Chris Rich

Robert Richardson

Karee H. Sampson


Fundraising Chair

Susan Sanford

Tim Schutze


Cindy Summons

Vice Chair

Krista Tacey, PhD

Tom White 

Laura Worsham

Craig Zurek 

Founder's Forum

Katy and Lawrence Bock      

Holly and Doug Brooks 

Anne and Kyle Crews 

Mary V. Dowling

Cindy M. and Charles L. Gummer

Barbara and Stan Levenson 

Betty A. Lovell

Ellen and John McStay 

Anne and Norm Miller 

Carole and Scott Murray 

Denise and Ray Nixon 

Mary and Mike Poss

Pat and Pete Schenkel 

Gretchen and George Seay 

Paula and Bob Strasser 

Lynn and Jim Stroud


Our proud history. Still going strong...

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