The WOKC Team

The WOKC Team

The Founder

Cindy Brinker Simmons

Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) was founded in 1980 by Cindy Brinker Simmons in memory of her mother, the late great international tennis champion Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly Brinker, who died of cancer at the young age of 34. Little Mo was the winner of 9 Grand Slam tennis titles, and the first woman to win all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in a single year (1953).

For 40 years, WOKC has been dedicated to eradicating cancer through funding innovative research, education and advancing treatment with fewer side effects, while providing hope to children and their families diagnosed with cancer with programs for the whole family.


Aashik Khakoo
Aashik Khakoo (2)

Aashik Khakoo is a passionate business executive specializing in Business Development, Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, and People Development. He has spent his career in the consumer products industry working for multi-billion dollar companies such as Diageo, Heineken, and Moet Hennessy.

Aashik volunteered for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer for 15 months, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the WOKC Strategic Planning Committee developing new spokes of revenue generation. Aashik has been CEO since August and is very excited about WOKC becoming a long-term leader helping children with cancer.

Outside of work Aashik is an avid golfer, participates in Toastmasters and works with both children and adults in their professional development, including public speaking, interviewing skills, and academic improvement.

Aashik has been married for 18 years and has three teenage boys.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Derek Martin, Chairman

Pfizer, Inc.

Cindy Brinker Simmons, Vice Chair

Brinker Simmons Enterprises

Tim Schutze, Treasurer

Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Karee Sampson, Secretary

US Capital Advisors



John Dankovchik


LaCarl Satcher

WBS Investment Partners

Stefan Noe

DG Edison

Clint Sumrow

HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports

Maurice Effune

Ascot Diamonds

The Guild

The purpose of the Guild is to provide financial and voluntary support to WOKC and its relentless mission to eradicate pediatric cancer.  Guild members will participate in contributing, networking, serving, and advocating for this cause.  The Guild will have annual events open to members and guests that will raise awareness and funding to celebrate the day when children are living without the threat of cancer.  Please join us to combat this scourge of a disease that affects 43 children each day in the United States.  Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children.

Please join us!  May our collective efforts bring us one step closer to happier and healthier children.

Guild President

Dee McStay Howell
Dee Devlin

Founder's Forum



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