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 Manager

WOKC Leadership.

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Cindy Brinker Simmons


Board of Directors

G. Shane Lashley

   Interim Chair

   Scientific Medical Research Chair

Cindy Brinker Simmons

   Vice Chair

Karee H. Sampson


   Fundraising Chair

Tim Schutze


Fran Wittenberg Cashen

John Dankovchik, ex officio

Maurice Efune

Proshad Efune, M.D.

Blake Estess  

Adam Lacerte 

Joanne Slicker Mulcahy 

Stefan Noe, ex officio

Claude Prestidge, M.D.

Brisa Renteria

Christopher Rich

Susan Sanford 

Clint Sumrow, ex officio

Krista D. Tacey, PhD

Tom White

Laura Worsham

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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