Caroline “Liner” Lee was on Wipeout. Then got cancer. Thus, the name, Wipeout Cancer.
Wipeout Cancer is an initiative that started in 2013 to increase cancer awareness and give back to the cancer community. Our goal was to raise $50,000 in 5 years. Why $50,000? That’s how much Liner won on the TV Show, Wipeout. Why 5 years? This is the standard time measure of cancer survival rates. Within 3 years, we reached our goal of $50,000!! This could not have been done without the dedication and support of our family and friends.
After 5 years of hosting the fun-filled “Sports Day for Charity” event, we shifted our focus from purely fundraising to providing sporting opportunities for kids with cancer. We piloted the idea in 2017 – Sports Day for Kids – with the SJSU Football team. Both the kids and players had a great time, and we hope to do a lot more events like this in the future.
In addition, in 2018 we started offering gift boxes for kids-living-with cancer. These gift boxes are an opportunity for us to let kids and their families know they are not alone.
Since we’ve become an official non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status, we’re able to continue to raise $$ for our children’s events, donate to local cancer support organizations, and provide our generous sponsors with a tax deduction! Be on the lookout for additional events for kids living with cancer.
Caroline Lee is a Silicon Valley native, aunt to 5 beautiful nieces and a nephew, co-founder of a nonprofit, Wipeout Cancer, cancer thriver, Talent Acquisition Executive, and Ninja Warrior.Born and raised in the Bay Area, Caroline went to UCLA on a gymnastics scholarship and graduated with a degree in Cybernetics. Upon graduation, she started her career as a computer programmer, but soon shifted to focus on Recruiting initiatives. Her expertise is in project management and running large scale recruiting programs at companies such as Accenture, McKesson, LinkedIn, and Amazon.
Outside of her professional career, Caroline loves participating in sports. After collegiate gymnastics, Caroline took up volleyball and other sports including flying trapeze, mountain biking, triathlon, and ice hockey. In 2010, Caroline had the opportunity to be on the TV show, Wipeout. She won her episode (S3, E11) along with $50k! Shortly thereafter, Caroline was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Through a strong network and support of family and friends, Caroline was able to overcome this set back, and return to both her professional career and weekend-warrior-on-steroids activities.
As part of her recovery, Caroline started a non-profit, Wipeout Cancer! Wipeout Cancer’s objective is to bring sports opportunities to kids living with cancer.In 2018, Caroline experienced a relapse in cancer. After going through surgery and radiation, Caroline shifted focus on movement and fitness, and set a goal of becoming an American Ninja Warrior! In the last couple of year, she’s competed in numerous ninja competitions and was invited to compete on Season 13 of the TV show, American Ninja Warrior.Today, Caroline is on the mend from her 3rd bout of cancer. While her chemo cycles have completed, she’s taking an additional 6 months off work to focus on rest, recovery, and recuperation.