Wipe Out Kids' Cancer offers comfort and hope to kids with cancer through support programs serving the entire family and funds innovative research leading to new discoveries and treatments in the fight against pediatric cancer.
WOKC has much to celebrate!
Our events are fun and productive!
Each year, we collaborate with generous local businesses and individuals to provide incredible events that drive fundraising, awareness, and financial and volunteer support toward finding a cure and making life better for kids!
Run for the Kids 5k & 1k Fun Run
June 24, 2023
Put your running shoes on and join us for WOKC's Run for the Kids 5K & 1K Fun Run. After you run, enjoy In-N-Out Burgers, Family Friendly Activities , Entertainment, and more!
Warrior & Ambassador Mother's Day Tea
WOKC Guild Members hosted Warrior and Ambassador moms for an afternoon of pampering. This well-deserved tea showed these mothers how much WOKC admires their strength!
During the Jersey Mike's Month and Day of Giving, $584,000 was raised in support of Wipe Out Kids' Cancer! It is with heartfelt appreciation that we thank the committed employees of all 70 DFW Jersey Mike's locations and all of you for buying a sub for our cause!
2023 Ambassador Reunion
As a way to kick off our 2022 Warriors becoming Ambassadors, Chicken N Pickle Grand Prairie hosted WOKC and these families. This evening was full of fellowship, games, and delicious food! From Warriors to Ambassadors, WOKC loves having these families as a part of our family.
2023 WOKC Guild
Wipe Out Kids' Cancer hosted their annual Guild Kickoff Party at the home of Pat and Pete Schenkel on January 24. The Guild provides financial and volunteer support to Wipe Out Kids' Cancer and its mission to bring comfort, hope, and support to kids with cancer and their families, while relentlessly pursuing a cure through research funding.
40th Anniversary Gala
April 30, 2022
$2 Million Raised!
WOKC celebrated 40 years of impact, research, and advocacy in its relentless pursuit of the day when cancer is no longer a threat to any child. Jersey Mike's and honorary chairs, Tatiana and Peter Cancro, surprised WOKC with a $1 Million donation the night of the gala.
Gala Highlights Included:
Champagne Cocktail Reception
Live & Silent Auction
Warrior Tribute Walkway
Black-Tie Optional/Cocktail Attire
Honorary Chairs: Peter & Tatiana Cancro
Event Chairs: Jenice Dunayer & Jackie Thornton
Entertainment: Jordan Kahn Orchestra
"When I Grow Up"
This exhibit featured a curated collection of portraits of 20 of WOKC's brave young Warriors dressed as what they dream to be when they grow up. It symbolized the hope WOKC has provided to these children and their families for over 40 years.
The Exhibit was displayed at NorthPark Center between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom November 5.21.2021
Jersey Mike's Day of Giving
In 2021, North Texans answered the call to “Eat a sub, help Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer”with a record-breaking $745,250 in donations raised for the Dallas-based charity through the 12th annual Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving / Day of Giving campaign in March. The majority of the funds were raised with the Day of Giving on March 31 when all 56 DFW-area Jersey Mike’s generously donated 100% of sales – not just the profits – to WOKC.
“We are profoundly grateful to Jersey Mike’s, their franchisees, and their customers for their continued partnership and dedicated commitment to our mission” said WOKC Founder Cindy Brinker Simmons.
"One store manager told me that this was their Super Bowl. It certainly showed, as there was such enthusiasm with many stores reaching record sales for the day. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is so fortunate to be a part of the Jersey Mike’s family," Cindy continued.
Buddy Bag Bash
The inspirational, virtual event, which funded Buddy Bags, featured Babe Laufenberg sharing his late son Luke’s personal journey with childhood cancer through an exclusive conversation with CBS 11 anchor Karen Borta. Fellow Dallas Cowboys stars Troy Aikman, Daryl Johnston, and Jason Garrett also made special virtual appearances and spoke to the powerful impact their friend Babe had on them as he responded to Luke’s adversity.
Warrior Holiday Party
This past holiday season, WOKC celebrated with its Warrior families and fulfilled their gift requests. These special families had the opportunity to see Santa and Mrs. Claus in their sleigh. Warriors received huge decorative holiday baskets with personalized gifts, and all family members received specialized gifts for them as well. Additionally, the family was served with Jersey Mike's subs and a bucket of movie treats. From there, they watched a movie, drive-in style, from the rooftop of BMW Dallas, the event's host. The holiday party was sponsored by WOKC's wonderful partner, AutoNation.
Chris Rich Celebrity Birthday Bash with Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman!
Just because there's a pandemic, that won't stop us from putting together super fun events to raise money for our kids! We had a wonderful time raising money and sharing stories of success!
WOKC Guild Breakfast with the CEO
WOKC Guild Members spent the morning with our CEO learning more about the organization and their role in making our mission possible. They had the opportunity to pack Buddy Bags, a crucial pillar in our mission.
A Pit Stop for a Purpose
A memorable evening of good food, good drinks, good entertainment, and good company. This cocktail reception provided the opportunity to mingle with fellow Wipe Out Kids' Cancer – and Indy – fans. Meet 4-time Indy 500 Champion, Helio Castroneves and 2021 Indy Lights Champion, Kyle Kirkwood! We are grateful to our friends at AutoNation for making this event possible! 100% of all proceeds benefit the mission of Wipe Out Kids' Cancer.