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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.


Chief Executive Officer


Director of Development


Marketing & Communications Manager


Marketing & Programs Intern

WOKC Leadership.

Board of Directors

Shane Lashley, Chairman

  Scientific & Medical Research Chair

Cindy Brinker Simmons, Vice Chair

Tim Schutze, Treasurer 

Karee Sampson, Secretary

  Fundraising Chair


Kevin Bass

Aubrey Brawner

Jacob Brooks

Craig Cohn

  Marketing & Communications Chair

John Dankovchik (ex officio)

Jenice Dunayer

Blake Estess  

Joanne Slicker Mulcahy 

Stefan Noe (ex officio)

Nancy Owen

Michelle Peck

Claude Prestidge, M.D.

Brisa Renteria

Chris Rich

Robert Richardson

Susan Sanford

  Warrior Family Program Chair

Ernie Santillanes

Clint Sumrow (ex officio)

Krista Tacey, PhD

Liz Van den Branden

Laura Worsham

  Buddy Bag Program Chair

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 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

Jackie Thornton

Connie Yates


Our proud history. Still going strong...

(Click years to learn more)

IRS Form 990s

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