What is the Ambassador Family Program?

The Ambassador Family Program began in 1987 to support to families battling pediatric cancer.  At the beginning of each calendar year, hospital Child Life Specialist recommend families who they think will benefit most from the program.  We realize that our Ambassadors are not the only ones impacted by cancer, so the program focuses on the whole family!  There are events through out the year geared toward supporting these families as a unit, with the added benefit of allowing them to connect with other families face similar circumstances.

The events include things like professional and semi-professional sporting events, picnics, fishing tournaments, carnivals, and an annual reunion with all past Ambassadors.  Our team ensures that each activity will accommodate any special need a family has and that it’s enjoyable for everyone involved!

Families that are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to talk with their hospital’s Child Life Specialist or reach out to us directly at pr@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.

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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.