Caroline “Liner” Lee was on Wipeout. Then got cancer. Thus, the name, Wipeout Cancer.
Wipeout Cancer is an initiative to increase cancer awareness and give back to the cancer community. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in 5 years. Why $50,000? That’s how much Liner won on Wipeout. Why 5 years? This is the standard time measure of cancer survival rates.
With this fundraising goal in mind, Liner reached out to a few friends to share the idea of a raising $10,000 a year through a Sports Day event. In 2013, our focus was to run a fun filled quality event and we exceeded our expectations. 2014, was just as successful. For 2015 we are looking to expand. Sports Day for Charity on July 25th will remain the same. This is our engine to raise funds. We will continue to support Cancer CAREPoint, but we will also be funding a new idea – Sports Day for Kids! This is an event for kids with cancer. We are partnering with the athletes from SJSU to bring kids out to the fields and participate in sports in a structured and safe environment. Our inaugural pilot event is on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Check back for more updates.
The Sports Day Crew
Pictured above: Back Row: Kyle Welch, Jennifer Smith Poyaoan, Lisa Lew, Brooke Chan. Front Row: Kelly Lo, Mabelle Artz, Caroline “Liner” Lee, Failop Maigret, Nicole Brunett.
Wipeout Cancer and Sports Day for Charity is brought to you by a group of Liner’s friends, each playing a specific role in creating and delivering a fun-filled event:
Caroline Lee – Our inspiration and fearless leader
Mabelle Artz – All-Things-Marketing
Nicole Brunnett – Volunteer Coordinator and Sports Day for Kids – Registration and Community Outreach
Wendy Caragher – Sports Day for Kids SJSU liaison
Brooke Chan – Volleyball Director
Gil Chan – Creative Designer
Andrew Choy – All-Things-Technology
Kelly Lo – Kids Obstacle Course Director
Lisa Lew – Jill of All Trades, the glue that keeps us together and Registration
Failop Maigret – Sponsorships
Ryan Moll and Kyle Welch – Bike
Lauren Nguyen Cohen – Raffle and Sponsor support
Mark Pascual – Engineering
Jennifer Poyaoan – Raffle
Moe Schoenstein – Design