Now more than 80% of children with cancer survive.
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Have lots of hope. Discovery is the enemy of pediatric cancer, and Hyundai Hope On Wheels funds discovery – awarding major grants to research centers actively investigating treatments and cures. By the end of 2017, $130 million will have been awarded to groundbreaking research institutes across the country.
Every time a Hyundai vehicle is purchased, Hyundai and its U.S. dealers make a donation to Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
How We Create Hope
Hyundai is one of the largest private funders of research into pediatric cancer. Hyundai Hope On Wheels awards financial support – in specific fields of research – to Children’s Oncology Group member institutions. Our mission is to find a cure for childhood cancer one handprint at a time. This highly-regarded program seeks to expand the knowledge base for pediatric cancer – and to improve the standards of care. In 2016 alone, Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented more than $13 million in research grants across the United States. Grants can range from $50 thousand to $1 million, and more.
Wendy Allen-Rhoades, MD, Pediatric Oncologist, focusing on dissecting and targeting Integrin-mediated signaling in Ewing sarcoma metastasis.
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to advancing treatment for high-risk
forms of childhood cancer.
researchers involved with
translational research, working
directly with patients.
for principal investigators
researching the biology
of childhood cancer.
for innovative research in
the childhood cancer field.
+ Hyundai Quantum Grants $1M
This grant is dedicated to advancing treatment for high-risk forms of childhood cancer.
+ Hyundai Hope Scholar Grants $250K
This grant is presented to researchers involved with translational research, working directly with patients.
+ Hyundai Young Investigator Grants $150K
This grant provides funding for principal investigators researching the biology of childhood cancer.
+ Hyundai Impact Grants $50K
This grant provides funding for innovative research in the childhood cancer field.
HYUNDAI HAS AWARDED MORE THAN
$130 million in support of pediatric cancer research.
FEATURED GRANT RECIPIENT
Although many children who are treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are cured, a significant percentage is not, and when this happens the prognosis is grim. Therefore, we need new ideas for treatment of relapsed ALL. Instead of targeting only the leukemia cells, we look at a wider target: the leukemia cells as well as the protective non-leukemia cells that are located in the bone marrow creating a safe haven for ALL cells. The exact characterization of the safe haven including immediate neighbors of ALL cells is missing. Our proposal is looking for the “partner in crime” as we will characterize these neighbors of ALL cells to understand from a new perspective how ALL cells can avoid chemotherapy, survive and give relapse to the disease.
Discovery Is The Reason To Hope
Hyundai supports the finest minds in pediatric cancer research. These doctors and research scientists are the human faces of hope – to affected children and their families. Hyundai Hope On Wheels supports translational research (working directly with child cancer patients), research on low-survival cancers, research in an institution’s core pursuit and research that explores the underlying biology of childhood cancer. Grant winners are selected by a rigorous scientific review panel of physicians.
The Children Give Us All Hope
Each day, 43 families in the United States find out that their child has cancer. Cancer’s impact on children can be devastating, but there is reason for hope. Now, thankfully more than 80% of children with cancer survive. And, with our support, member institutions of the Children’s Oncology Groups of America are working toward the day when no child ever dies from pediatric cancer. Children deserve to grow, learn and play in a world free of this disease. These are their stories of hope.
“Cancer made me stronger.
I had cancer, but cancer never had me.”
Join us for the 7th Annual
Super Heroes Run For Hope 5K
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1st, 2017 | Fountain Valley Sports Park at Mile Square Park
Fountain Valley, CA
Run for fun or for someone. With activities from face painting to a live concert – this event was created to not just raise awareness, but to celebrate those who have been touched by pediatric cancer.