About Us

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 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.  As we move into our 4th year, we have some exciting changes:

First and foremost, we’ve removed the 5-year parameter.  We’ve made our fundraising goal, and we’ve done it within our timeframe.  Additionally, Liner did not want to have a “timeframe” to be living for or working towards (it felt fatalistic).

Second, and more importantly, we are shifting our organizational objective from purely fundraising to providing sporting opportunities for kids with cancer.  We piloted an idea earlier this year – Sports Day for Kids – with the SJSU Football team.  Both the kids and players had a great time, and we hope to do more events like this in the future.

And finally, we’ve become an official non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.  We’re still working through the set-up; this news allows our organization to continue to raise $$ for our children’s events, donate to local cancer support organizations, and provide our generous sponsors with a tax deduction!

2016 is a year of change!  We’ll continue with our primary fundraising event – Sports Day for Charity and be on the lookout for additional events for kids living with cancer.

 


The Sports Day Crew

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Pictured above:   Failop Maigret, Ryan Moll, Nicole Brunett, Caroline “Liner” Lee, Tiffany Hui, Mabelle Artz, Kari Robinson, Jennifer Smith Poyaoan, Kelly Lo, Sabrina Guillebeaux.  Missing:  Lisa Lew and Kyle Welch

Wipeout Cancer, Sports Day for Charity and Sports Day for Kids are brought to you by a group of Liner’s friends, each playing a specific role in creating and delivering a fun-filled event:

Wipeout Cancer Crew

Caroline Lee – Our inspiration and fearless leader

Mabelle Artz – All-Things-Marketing

Nicole Brunnett – Sports Day for Kids – Registration and Community Outreach and Sports Day for Charity Volunteer Coordinator

Sabrina Lau Guillebeaux – Sports Day for Charity Lead and Sponsorships

Tiffany Hui – Volleyball Director

Kelly Lo – Kids Obstacle Course Director

Lisa Lew – Registration and Jill of All Trades, the glue that keeps us together

Failop Maigret – Sponsorships & Legal

Ryan Moll  – Bike Director

Jennifer Poyaoan – Raffle

Kari Robinson – Site Director

Kyle Welch – Sponsorships and Bike

Supporting Crew

Alan, Aneska, Anna, Claire, Demetra, Eliska, Helen, Jason, Kathleen, Mary Ann, Michael – Liner’s family, biggest supporters and doers of all miscellaneous tasks

Matt Artz & Lucas Hopkins – Volleyball

Wendy Caragher – Sports Day for Kids SJSU liaison

Gil Chan – Creative Designer

Andrew Choy – All-Things-Technology

Ursula Fritsch – Website and Email

Nelson Hom – Events and Jack-of-all-trades

Brett Loo, Brad Mallison, Jay Poyaoan and Kris Tachibana – Obstacle Builders

Alyssa Leong – Merchandise

Mark Pascual – Engineering

Moe Schoenstein – Design

Elena Sfetcu – Social Media

Natalie Tachibana – Store merchandising

Mona Wan & Jen Louie – Lunch