Services

Services

Do you know people who are going through the cancer journey?  Kids or adults, we would like to send comfort and show that we care.  For kids (ages 4+) we have a special care package with materials to keep them occupied.  For adults, we like to share a cookbook that provides good tools and information on cooking for cancer patients.  

If you would like to request a Care Package* or Cookbook for delivery, please complete this form.


Care Packages

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*Contents may vary

In 2019, in partnership with AACSN, we developed a care package for kids-living-with-cancer.   These boxes are filled with good vibes!  Positive messages, useful information, and materials to occupy the kids and keep their minds off of treatment.

With the help of Stanford Women’s Gymnastics, we distributed the care packages to Lucielle Packard’s Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto.

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There are still a few boxes left!!  If you would like to request a box to be delivered (within the Bay Area), please complete this form.


Cookbooks – “The Cancer Fighting Kitchen” by Rebecca Katz

Do you know someone who has recently been diagnosed with Cancer?  Want to send some comfort?  Reach out to us, and we’ll send them a copy of “The Cancer Fighting Kitchen” – by Rebecca Katz.  Courtesy of Wipeout Cancer.

Liner doesn’t cook.  Everyone who knows her understands that she’d rather be out and about vs. in the kitchen.  So, why a cookbook?

Going from nutrition curiosity, confusion, and intimidation … 

With the cancer diagnosis, and especially cancer related to the digestive system,  I was curious to know how foods were influencing my body.  Being surrounded by endurance athletes from my triathlon days, many of the nutrition recommendations were focused on enhancing strength and endurance performance, and quite intense.  General searches and discussions often led to fad diets and into conversations on what you should and should not do.  With so many other things to think about, nutrition became an afterthought.

… to information and action

Then, one day, a nurse heard my fellow chemo-mate Vicky and I talking about nutrition.  Nurse Diane suggested The Cancer Fighting Kitchen, by Rebecca Katz.  While I was thinking that a cookbook is useless to me, Vicky immediately went online and purchased a book.  I followed along (mainly to keep up with the conversation), and to my surprise found myself putting aside my hikes and hobbies to read the cookbook!  It had more than recipes!  The first chapter on understanding how food can be a cancer fighting tool kit as

well as the run down of ingredients as a culinary pharmacy had me hooked.  I created spreadsheets to track what I should eat and prioritize.  The book takes an informative approach, presenting information in a manner that allows the reader to select and choose what’s most helpful.

My favorite recipe?  

The cookbook was something Vicky and I would discuss whenever we saw each other at chemo.  She would tell me about the recipes she  tried, and ask if I’ve made anything.  I always had an excuse (plus, I have good friends and family that cook for me).  However, I’d always talk about the Almond Muffin Mania recipe.  It looked snackable, healthy, and could be either a dessert or filler.  My excuse?  I didn’t have a mini-muffin pan, and in the pictures, it shows the muffins in mini sizes.  After 2 months of discussion,, a mini-muffin pan mysteriously showed up at my door.  Hands down, this is my favorite recipe!

~ In memory of Vicky Michelis (Feb 2 1963 – Jan 27 2020)

Events

In addition to hosting Sports Day for Kids living with cancer, Wipeout Cancer volunteers to staff events to raise funds and bring awareness around cancer support.

Each year we provide volunteers for the transition area at the Silicon Valley Kids Tri and have recently started hosting a mini obstacle course for kids living with cancer attending the annual Courageous Kids day at Great America hosted by the American Cancer Society.

View this video, to learn more about Courageous Kids (we’re at the 1:51 mark)

Sports Day for Charity

For five years, we hosted Sports Day for Charity – an annual event that combined 3 things that Liner loves; a reverse co-ed quads volleyball tournament, scenic bike rides and an obstacle course designed just for kids, though the adults would try to sneak their way onto the course.  It was the premier event that brought all of us together and in the 5-year span we raised over $50,000 that was donated to organizations providing cancer care and support.

Pictures from past events (coming soon)

Sports Day for Kids

Sports Day for Kids is a free event hosted by Wipeout Cancer for kids living with cancer and their families to participate in team sports that they may not be able to with their existing treatment and care regimes. We provide a safe and fun environment for participants to learn and practice with sports programs at local colleges.

Sports Day For Charity – 2014

 Another great day in the books!

Our second annual Sports Day for Charity held on Saturday, July 26th was a huge success.  We had over 500 participants across the 3 sports (Obstacle Course for kids, 3 – Bike Rides and the 4 on 4 Reverse Coed Grass volleyball tournament) and were supported by more than 100 volunteers.  With your help, we are well on our to continuing our goal of achieving $50,000 in 5 years! Our primary beneficiary for 2014 is Cancer CAREPoint. Through our efforts, we will be able to help Cancer CAREPoint provide even more non-medical services to cancer patients and their supporters.

Sports Day – Volleyball – 2014

Volleyball

Join us for a fun day on the grass playing reverse co-ed volleyball (4’s) for a great cause.  Old friends, new friends, and all levels are welcome!

Date: July 26, 2014
Time:  Check-in from 7:30am to 8:30am, First Serve 9am
Location: Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA

Format:  Reverse Co-ed 4’s (grass)

All teams consist of 2 male and 2 female players (except Junior Girls, which consist of 4 females). Teams may have up to 6 players on the roster.  Teams may have 1 male and 3 females, but 1 female must be designated as a male before the start of play.

Men must hit behind the 10-foot line, and are not allowed to block.

For each division, there will be pool play in the morning, single elimination playoffs in the afternoon.

Divisions:

  • Junior Girls Quads: Players have played in girls high school leagues or club. (Sub-divisions may be created based on number of teams)
  • Friendship:  Teams with little or no tournament experience.  Players have few or undeveloped skills; may include players who have not recently played, or teams that include junior players. No jump serves allowed.
  • Intermediate – Lower:  Equivalent to BB level in adult leagues.  Players can sideout, serve, pass, set, and spike with a fair degree of accuracy.  No jump serves allowed.
  • Intermediate – Upper:  Equivalent to BB Gold in adult leagues. Players have advanced intermediate level skills to sideout, serve, pass, set, and spike with accuracy.  Jump serves allowed.
  • Take No Prisoners: Equivalent to A and higher in adult leagues. Players with the highest level of skills in all aspects of the game. Jump serves allowed.

Cost as of July 5, 2014:

$200 per team of 4, $50 each additional player, maximum of 6 players per team.
$120 per team of 4 junior girls, $30 each additional player, maximum of 6 players per team.

All participants will receive lunch and a participant t-shirt.  This year’s lunch is from Adam’s Grub Truck.  Participants will get to choose from the following:  panko crusted chicken sandwich, drunken pulled pork sandwich, portobello mushroom sandwich or grilled chicken sliders (2).  Also note that t-shirts are unisex sizes.  Selections will be requested when registering.

Volleyball registration closes on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Want to play, but need help fielding a team? Sign up on our free agent list and we’ll help match you with other players.

For additional information, contact volleyball@wipeout-cancer.org.

Registered teams/players:

Please make sure you review and sign online waivers prior to Sports Day.

Tournament format, rules and roster info.

Fees:
Early registration fees expired on July 4, 2014. Registration deadline to guarantee t-shirt size was July 4, 2014. Registration received after July 5th will receive t-shirt sizes requested as available.

Early registration Fees: $170 per team of 4, $40 each additional player and $120 per team of 4 junior girls, $30 each additional player.
July registration fees: $200 per team of 4, $50 each additional player and $120 per team of 4 junior girls, $30 each additional player.

Sports Day – Kids Obstacle Course – 2014

Obstacle Course

It’s all about the CHALLENGE!  The Wipeout Cancer Kids Obstacle Course challenges your child to jump, think, and slide his or her way to the finish line.  Your child will be tested on a custom designed obstacle course with 6-10 unique physical & mental challenges.  The fastest times in each age group (7 – 12 years old only) will compete for best in age group.

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 9am-2pm (Start times for age groups to be posted prior to the event)
Location: Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA

Format:

  • Custom obstacle course designed for kids of all ages
  • Difficulty scaled to age groups (ie. obstacles increase in difficulty with age)
  • 13+ stations for ages 7-12 years
  • 8 stations for ages 4 -6
    • 4-6 group may be accompanied by an adult
  • New this year – division for 13 years and older
  • Top times in each age group (for 7-12 year olds) will be awarded prizes

Cost as of July 5, 2014:

    • $45 for 1st child, $35 for each additional child
    • Each child will receive a Wipeout Cancer t-shirt, lunch, and finisher’s medal
      • Lunch is a choice of the following:  grilled chicken sliders (2), panko crusted chicken sandwich, drunken pulled pork sandwich or portobello mushroom sandwich.

Note: For kids who would like to participate in both the Fun Bike Ride and Kids Obstacle Course we will offer a $10 refund at check-in or 2 raffle tickets. Please indicate in the comments field that they are participating in both so we can adjust schedules accordingly.

Early registration fees expired on July 4, 2014. Registration deadline is July 4, 2014 to guarantee t-shirt size. Registration received after July 5th will receive t-shirt sizes requested as available.

For additional information, contact obstaclecourse@wipeout-cancer.org.

Sports Day – Kids Obstacle Course – 2013

Obstacle Course

It’s all about the CHALLENGE!  The Wipeout Cancer Kids Obstacle Course challenges your child to jump, think, and slide his or her way to the finish line.  Your child will be tested on a custom designed obstacle course with 6-10 unique physical & mental challenges.  The fastest times in each age group (7 – 12 years old only) will compete for best in age group.

Date: July 27, 2013
Location: Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA

Format:

  • Custom obstacle course designed specifically for kids
  • Difficulty scaled to age groups (ie. obstacles increase in difficulty with age)
  • Top times in each age group (for 7-12 year olds) will compete in special “final” heats
  • 10 stations for ages 7-12 years
  • 6 stations for ages 4 -6
  • Ages 4-6 may be accompanied by an adult

Cost:

    • $30 for 1st child*, $25 for each additional child*
    • Each child will receive a lunch, t-shirt, and finisher’s medal
    • Additional prizes for top times in each age group

*For kids who would like to participate in both the Family Fun Bike Ride and Kids Obstacle Course we will offer a $10 refund at check-in or 2 raffle tickets in lieu of the additional t-shirt & lunch. Please indicate in the comments field that they are participating in both so we can adjust schedules accordingly.

Start Times (approximate) and Age Groups:

  • 9:15am:  11-12 year olds
  • 10:45am:  9-10 years
  • 12:15pm:  7-8 years
  • 1:45pm:   4-6 years

Times are approximate. Exact start time for each age group will be confirmed 1 week prior to event.

Entry is limited, based on availability.  Sign up early!!!

Please note: The 4-6 year old division is now full. Please contact obstacle@wipeout-cancer.org for questions.

Registration deadline is July 12, 2013 to guarantee t-shirt size. For additional information, contact obstaclecourse@wipeout-cancer.org.