Books for Children with Cancer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cancer can be scary and confusing to a child.  It can be hard for children to understand what they are feeling and how to cope with myriad emotions.  Learning and talking to health professionals and to others who have had cancer can help, as can reading.  Below are a handful of books focused on helping children not only understand what cancer means, but also how to deal with it.&nbs...   (read more)

2014 WOKC Run for the Children

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Around 10,450 American children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014, and 1,350 children are expected to die from cancer in 2014.  Those are sobering numbers from the American Cancer Society.  Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) is dedicated to eradicating pediatric cancer by funding innovative research, education and treatment while providing hope to child...   (read more)

SMU MSA students raise $1,000 for WOKC through bowling benefit

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The SMU MSA class of 2014 recently hosted a bowling benefit to raise money for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. On February 9, 2014, a group of 34 SMU graduate students participated in Bowling for Life at Bowl and Barrel in Dallas.  “The event was a tremendous success!  We were able to raise $1,001 for Wipe Out Kids' Cancer while spreading awareness and having a great time bowling for ...   (read more)

Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Welcomes 2014 Ambassadors

Monday, February 03, 2014
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer welcomed the incoming class of 2014 Ambassadors from Children’s Medical Center Dallas on Sunday, January, 12, and the incoming class of 2014 Ambassadors from Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth on Sunday, January 19.  The Ambassador program was expanded to Fort Worth this year for the first time since the start of the program in 1987. This year...   (read more)

Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Awards $310,000 in Pediatric Cancer Research Grants and Programs

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) announced the 2014 WOKC grant recipients this week, awarding $310,000 in pediatric cancer research grants and programs to three Texas hospitals. This year’s recipients include:  Dr. Dinesh Rakheja, Children’s Medical Center Dallas; Dr. Eveline Barbieri, Texas Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Steffan T. Nawrocki, University of Texas Health Scien...   (read more)

WOKC Donates $140,000 to Children's Medical Center Dallas for pediatric cancer research and patient programs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Evelyn Costolo, CEO for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC), recently presented a check on behalf of WOKC for $140,000 to the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s Medical Center (CMC) Dallas.  Children’s Medical Center has allocated $90,000 of the funds to a research project on Wilms tumor, the most common type of kidney cancer in children, ...   (read more)

Pat Green Event Raises $200,000 for WOKC

Monday, November 25, 2013
Over 400 guests packed The Dallas Contemporary the evening of Saturday, November 16,  to support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer , and to hear country superstar Pat Green perform.   Guests were treated to a bonus when “An Evening with Pat Green benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer”, turned into “An Evening with Pat Green AND Tracy Lawrence benefiting Wipe Out Kids&rs...   (read more)

An Evening with Pat Green benefiting Wipe Out Kids' Cancer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Get your cowboy boots ready for An Evening with Pat Green benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.  Delta Airlines is the presenting sponsor of the benefit and concert which will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at The Dallas Contemporary in the Design District.  The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, auction, wine & spirits pull, raffle drawing, and a private conc...   (read more)

2013 Ambassador Reunion brings together 22 past and current Ambassador families

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer hosted the 2013 annual Ambassador reunion on Sunday, October 27th at the home of Marla and Van Shaw.  The reunion is a special event held each year for all current and past Ambassadors and their families.  This year we had 22 Ambassador families from the classes of 1986 – 2013.  It’s always exciting to reunite with our kids and families, and a...   (read more)

3rd annual Gingerbread Stroll in Highland Park Village will benefit WOKC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
“Decorate” your holiday social schedule with the third annual Gingerbread Stroll, Friday, November 15 through Saturday, November 30 at Highland Park Village. Attendees will stroll between 13 Highland Park Village merchant’s shops where they can admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses, crafted by 12 of Dallas’ premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from...   (read more)
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