November Non-Profit Spotlight: Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC)
Throughout the month of November, North Texas Kids is spotlighting local non-profit organizations and the people behind them on our blog and in our e-newsletter. This week, we are getting to know Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
Why was Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) started ?
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) is a Dallas-based non-profit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to eradicating pediatric cancer by funding innovative research and treatment, while providing hope and support to children and families battling cancer. Cindy Brinker Simmons founded Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer in honor of her late mother, tennis champion Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly Brinker who died of cancer at age 34.
- Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in American children
- 1 in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 20
- 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every single day
- Cancer kills 1 out of every 5 children diagnosed
What is the mission of WOKC?
Our mission is to work relentlessly for the day when all children are cancer free.
How can the community help WOKC?
Although research has provided new cutting edge therapies and treatments for childhood cancer patients, cancer is still the #1 disease killer of American children. Here’s how YOU can make a difference:
- Make a tax-deductible donation
- Sponsor a WOKC event or program
- Join the WOKC Women’s Guild
- Volunteer your time and talents
- Spread the word to everyone you know about WOKC and our mission
Please visit the Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer website for more information.
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