NEW YORK – April 16, 2014 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a nonprofit organization committed to helping kids fight cancer, rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell this morning at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. The event honored Hyundai Motor America‘s 16th year in the fight against pediatric cancer. Chairman of the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors Mickey Pong was joined by the organization’s newly named National Youth Ambassadors Ashley Burnette and Kenny Thomas in ringing the Opening Bell.
“We are honored to commemorate our 16th year in the fight against pediatric cancer at the NASDAQ MarketSite,” said Mickey Pong. “Hyundai and all of us dealers are committed to ending pediatric cancer and we appreciate NASDAQ for lending its platform to this important cause.”
On Thursday, April 17, Hope On Wheels will officially launch its 2014 program during a special press conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. As part of the event, recipients of 2014 Hope On Wheels grants from the New York City area will be recognized and all other recipients will be announced. By the end of this year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will surpass $86 million in support of pediatric cancer research since 1998.
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.