What is the Ambassador Family Program?

The Ambassador Families program was started in 1987 as a way to allow children undergoing cancer treatment and their
siblings a chance to just be kids and forget about their disease. In the past 39 years, WOKC has helped more than 450 families. Ambassadors Families are invited to attend WOKC functions, from fishing to basketball games to family camp, held in their honor throughout the year.

You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page and submit to become a WOKC Ambassador. Alternatively, you can also download the application and send it to dbusbee@wokc.org.

WOKC Ambassador Program

Program Criteria

Each year, we select 18-20 patients currently undergoing cancer treatment along with their families to serve as Ambassadors Families for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Child must be between the ages of 5 and 12.
  • Child must be a current patient at Children’s Health Center Dallas or Legacy, Medical City Dallas or Cook Children’s Hospital Fort Worth or other Texas pediatric oncology hospitals.
  • The Family must have a working email account. All correspondence throughout the year will be via email.
  • The family must have someone who can understand and speak English. We do not have a Spanish interpreter.
  • The family should be able to attend a majority of the Ambassador Families events.

The Ambassador Families program focuses on the entire family unit. The goal is to provide time as a family away from the stress of life. We schedule approximately 9 events a year for the families to attend.

Events include:

  • January – Pinning Ceremony is the first event as an Ambassador. Your child will receive their Ambassador pin created just for them by Bachendorfs, important information for parents and an Ambassador t-shirt to wear at events throughout the year.
  • March – WOKC Night at the Texas Legends Basketball Game! The red carpet is rolled out for our Ambassador families. The kids meet and get autographs from the players and are honored on the court during half time.
  • March 27 – Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving
  • April – Ambassador Reunion. All of our previous Ambassadors are invited to join us for an afternoon of food, games and fun! It’s great to see our Ambassadors come back after beating their cancer and growing up.
  • May – Fishing Camp. All Outdoors Television holds a fishing tournament for the Ambassadors and their families.
  • June – Camp Sunshine, Maine – all expense paid trip for Ambassador families.
  • September – Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Oktoberfest 5K & Family Fun Run in conjunction with Addison’s Oktoberfest. Ambassador families are granted free entry. Put your own team together for a chance to win the Spirit Award!
  • December – Holiday Party. Celebrate the holidays with friends and a visit from Santa. Every person in your immediate family will receive gifts!

Become an Ambassador

Please fill out the attached form and return by Monday, December 3, 2018. A formal invitation will be sent for our first event the Pinning Ceremony.

As a reminder, if you are at Children’s Health please remember to fill out this additional consent form here.

* = Required information

Sex: MaleFemale

Ambassador's Interests:

In consideration of the acceptance of this application, and of the permission (if any) granted to my child and family to participate in the Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Ambassador Program, I, parent/guardian, on behalf of myself, my family and my child, hereby:

  • Give my child and family permission to participate in the Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Ambassador Family program.
  • Understand that my child’s/family’s attendance at all described WOKC events is requested.
  • Assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur during our participation in any of the Ambassador events.
  • Grant to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, full permission to use any photographs, videographs, motion picture recordings, children’s artwork created for WOKC, or any other record of the 2019 Ambassador events, in promotional materials including, but not limited to, the brochure, auction, website, and calendar.

I agree that my electronic submission of this form signifies my understanding, acceptance, and authorization to accept the conditions of this legal agreement, including the following statements:

  • I have read, have understood and do accept the agreements above.
  • I understand that this is a legal document with effects that I approve and authorize.
  • I am authorized to agree to the terms of this document on behalf of the applicant.