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.
Wipeout Cancer would not be possible without the help of friends and family. Behind the scene are a talented group of friends who are the backbone of Wipeout Cancer.
Mabelle Artz, Caroline Lee, Kelly Lo, Sabrina Guillebeaux, Kari Robinson