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Take the #WhipCancer Challenge

Cancer. It’s the disease we fear most. The disease we most want to solve. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center are fighting for the cure all men, women and children deserve. During the month of October, help us raise awareness and research funds for pediatric, breast, prostate and other cancers … by taking a whipped cream pie in the face!

#WhipCancer challenge instructions

How it Works


Accept the #WhipCancer Challenge

Accept the nomination or volunteer to take a whipped cream pie in the face.



Film yourself accepting the challenge (and/or announcing your donation to cancer research) and nominate five other friends to take it.



Post your video on social media using the hashtag #WhipCancer, and tag your five nominated friends. Make sure your post is set to public so everyone can see.



Make a donation to pediatric, breast, prostate, or other cancer research. Every dollar raised through #WhipCancer will support children and families touched by cancer by helping to accelerate the development of new lifesaving treatments and enhance survivorship.


Pediatric Cancer

One out of five children diagnosed with cancer do not survive. Your gift is pivotal in the fight to block out childhood cancer, advancing groundbreaking research at the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and opening the door to novel, personalized treatment options.

Raised: $10,939.00

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the third-leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Gifts support the Breast Oncology Program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, fueling discoveries that will soon revolutionize every option we can offer breast cancer patients.

Raised: $12,830.00

Prostate Cancer

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. With your gift, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists can advance approaches that better detect, prevent and treat this disease, saving the lives of countless men.

Raised: $12,784.00

Cancer Research

In the quest to cure cancer, your gift supports research at its earliest stages, creating an incubator for the most promising ideas to be developed. To date, every dollar of this seed money has generated nearly $20 in subsequent federal funding!

Raised: $3,415.00

Want to send a check?

Please mail checks made payable to the University of Michigan Health System and mention "#WhipCancer Challenge" in the memo.

University of Michigan Health System
Attn: #WhipCancer Challenge
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48176


Please contact digitalfundraising@umich.edu or call (734) 764-6777.