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Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donates $10 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donates $10 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer

By Jeff Youngs, September 04, 2012
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and 41 different Children's Oncology Group research institutions around the United States will be receiving grants in the amount of $250,000 each, thanks to Hyundai Motor America and the Hyundai Hope on Wheels organization.

Since its inception in 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has provided more than $57 million dollars to fund childhood cancer research and programs for affected children and their families. Hyundai and its network of dealers fund the program, and this year, each September Hope Grant award has been increased from $100,000 to $250,000, bringing the total for 2012 to $10.25 million.

In addition to the 41 September Hope Grant award ceremonies planned during the month, three 5K Run/Walk events are scheduled. These kicked off on September 1 at the University of California, Irvine, and are also slated for September 9 during the Chicago Marathon and September 29 in Miami. Hyundai and its dealers will also gather in Washington, D.C., for the Third Annual Childhood Cancer Summit.

"At Hyundai, our goal is for a child to never again have to hear the words 'you have cancer'," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Through the support of our dealers, hospital partners, online community and 5K runners and walkers, we believe that this goal is attainable as we join together for a cure."

For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org or visit www.HyundaiRun4Hope.org to register for a race, make a fundraising pledge and join Hyundai's "Team Hope" for the 5K Run/Walk Series.

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