The Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Ambassador Family Program is comprised of children from all three Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals with pediatric oncology units: Cook Children’s Medical Center, Medical City Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center. We realize that cancer affects more than the child who is given the cancer diagnosis and this unique program focuses on supporting the entire family unit – Mom, Dad, Siblings & others!
We host numerous fun events through out each year, including professional and semi-professional sporting events, picnics, fishing tournaments, carnivals, holiday parties and more! Not only does our team ensure that each activity is fun, but also that it will accommodate any special needs a family may have. An added benefit of the Ambassador Family Program is that everyone involved is able to spend time with other families who are facing similar circumstances.
Each year over hundreds of families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. The diagnosis is usually accompanied by an immediate and unexpected admission to a pediatric hospital for treatment, leaving families unprepared and without the items needed for a lengthy hospital stay.
A WOKC Buddy Bag is given to each family admitted for cancer treatment at Children’s Health System Dallas/Legacy, Cook Children’s Medical Center Fort Worth, and Medical City Children’s. The Buddy Bags are designed to ease the transition from home to hospital for both the child and parents, and are filled with over 30 items including basic toiletries and comfort items. All items in the Buddy Bag are the result of a thoughtful collaboration by parents of kids with cancer, who know better than anyone which items might be needed at that time of crisis.
More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer each year. Everyday, 43
families hear the devastating words, “Your child has cancer.” Cancer is the leading disease killer of children in the United States, claiming the lives of almost 1,800 children annually. Children are fighting valiantly to survive cancer and we need to fund generously to cure it! In it’s 39 year history, WOKC has provided millions of dollars to fund critical research initiatives specifically for pediatric cancer. Survival rates are slowly on the rise, but we want more! Our mission is simple: to work relentlessly for a day when ALL children are living cancer free. Join us in funding pediatric cancer research – even just one child with cancer, is one child too many.