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HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS AWARDS 34 PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER – NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

In its 18th year, HHOW will award an additional $7.5 million in Scholar Hope and Young Investigator Grants, surpassing $115 million in lifetime research funding to date

Organization continues public awareness campaign: “Every Handprint Tells A Story” highlighting the unique stories, hopes, dreams and desires of the brave kids and families battling childhood cancer

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – September 1, 2016 – In its 18th year of joining the fight against childhood cancer, Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® announced that it will award $7.5 million in new pediatric cancer research grants to 34 hospitals across the U.S. during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Hope On Wheels’ September campaign will honor the brave children and families fighting the disease Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded over $115 million in funding to childhood cancer research. Each year, some 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, making the disease the leading cause of death by disease for children in the U.S.

Children are precious and deserve every opportunity to achieve their full potential. For far too many, they are forced to fight pediatric cancer at a time when they just want to grow, play and learn,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “I am proud to lead a company and its dealers, who are so committed to the cause of ending childhood cancer. Through research, today 80% of kids with cancer can be cured. Our goal is to keep fighting until no child ever again hears the words, ‘you have cancer’.”

2016 National Call to Action: Give Hope a Hand

The theme for the 4th consecutive year is “Every Handprint Tells a Story.” This theme reflects that there are many hands involved in the battle against pediatric cancer – patients, researchers, doctors, parents, friends, communities – and each of these handprints tell a story. HHOW is encouraging the public to get involved with the fight in a highly personal way – by visiting our website or joining us on Facebook to share stories of hope. The new campaign, ‘Give Hope a Hand’, allows supporters to Learn, Share, Do, and Give, as a way to add their hands to help fight against childhood cancer with HHOW. Whether it’s sharing a video of a brave child’s journey with the disease, or posting a virtual handwritten letter of hope to a child battling with the disease, or donating to lifesaving research, ‘Give Hope a Hand’ serves as a platform to build a strong community of supporters for the cause. We are all in this together, and with many hands, we are stronger.

 

2016 Hope On Wheels National September Tour

During the month of September – National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, HHOW is traveling throughout the nation to present pediatric cancer research grants to children’s hospitals, as well as to celebrate brave children with cancer. We will conduct grant ceremonies at winning institutions for 34 separate doctor-researchers. The grants are $250,000 (Hyundai Hope Scholar Grant) or $150,000 (Hyundai Young Investigator Grant), for a combined $7.5 million in the month of September alone.

This is in addition to more than $5 million in pediatric cancer research grants awarded by HHOW earlier this year. The highly-competitive grant programs are open to all Children’s Oncology Group member institutions engaged in pediatric cancer research in the U.S. Grant winners are selected by a scientific review panel.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Visits Washington D.C.

The HHOW September campaign also includes “DC Days,” a series of events in Washington, D.C. to honor the children, families and medical researchers on the front lines battling pediatric cancer. Many of the country’s leading pediatric oncologists, policy makers, members of Congress, Hyundai executives, Hope On Wheels board members and childhood cancer survivors will also participate in a series of events. The events include a Thought Leaders’ Summit; Celebration of Life Gala; and National Press Conference. Local DC area pediatric cancer survivors, including Hope On Wheels National Youth Ambassadors, 13-year-old Ryan Darby from Maryland and 13-year-old Hannah Adams from Florida, will address participants and share their moving stories about their first hand experiences with cancer.

Thought Leaders’ Summit, Washington, DC

At the forefront of the fight against the disease are the doctors and researchers who work tirelessly to discover new cures and treatments for childhood cancer. The third annual Hope On Wheels Thought Leaders’ Summit will be held on Thursday, September 22nd. This symposium provides an arena for the country’s top pediatric oncologists and this year’s HHOW Grant recipients, to explore and discuss the progress made in childhood cancer research and exchange ideas and new thinking.

Hyundai Owners Join the Fight against Pediatric Cancer with every Vehicle Purchased

Hyundai owners are an important part of the fight against pediatric cancer. With the purchase of every new Hyundai, a donation is made to pediatric cancer research.

Scott Stark, dealer-owner, South Pointe Hyundai, Austin, TX and Chairman Hyundai Hope On Wheels said, “On behalf of all Hyundai dealers, we are committed to giving back to our communities. We are extremely proud of the work we do in the fight against pediatric cancer. We do this work every day and with every vehicle sold. Our customers are pleased to know that the purchase of their own transportation needs extends to help a child who is fighting cancer. We are committed to this fight, and will work for as long as it takes to find a cure for pediatric cancer.”

To learn more about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org or follow us on social media atwww.facebook.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheelswww.twitter.com/hopeonwheels, and www.youtube.com/hopeonwheels.

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ABOUT HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. HHOW is one of the largest non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $115 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide.

 

Hyundai Scholar Grant

 

Institution

City

State

 

1

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham

AL

$ 250,000

2

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Aurora

CO

$ 250,000

3

Georgetown University

Washington

DC

$ 250,000

4

Georgia Regent Research Institute, Inc.

Augusta

GA

$ 250,000

5

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$ 250,000

6

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston

MA

$ 250,000

7

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston

MA

$ 250,000

8

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester

MA

$ 250,000

9

The Regents of the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

MI

$ 250,000

10

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

NC

$ 250,000

11

Duke University Medical Center

Durham

NC

$ 250,000

12

New York University School of Medicine

New York

NY

$ 250,000

13

Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

New York

NY

$ 250,000

14

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus

OH

$ 250,000

15

The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Hershey

PA

$ 250,000

16

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

$ 250,000

17

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Pittsburg

PA

$ 250,000

18

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville

TN

$ 250,000

19

Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston

TX

$ 250,000

20

Univ of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio

TX

$ 250,000

21

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston

TX

$ 250,000

22

Intermountain Healthcare Foundation

Salt Lake

UT

$ 250,000

23

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle

WA

$ 250,000

24

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison

WI

$ 250,000

Hyundai Young Investigator Grant

 

Institution

City

State

Amount

1

Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

$ 150,000

2

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation – San Diego

San Diego

CA

$ 150,000

3

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Aurora

CO

$ 150,000

4

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation

St. Louis

MO

$ 150,000

5

Duke University Medical Center

Durham

NC

$ 150,000

6

New York University School of Medicine

New York

NY

$ 150,000

7

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation

Portland

OR

$ 150,000

8

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis

TN

$ 150,000

9

Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston

TX

$ 150,000

10

Children’s Health- Children’s Medical Center

Dallas

TX

$ 150,000

Hyundai Impact Award

 

Institution

City

State

Amount

1

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock

AR

$ 50,000

2

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix

AZ

$ 50,000

3

CHOC Children’s Orange

CA

$ 50,000

4

Yale University New Haven

CT

$ 50,000

5

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford

CT

$ 50,000

6

Saint Joseph Children’s Hospital of Tampa Tampa

FL

$ 50,000

7

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando

FL

$ 50,000

8

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood

FL

$ 50,000

9

Kapi’olani Medical Center (awarded at Maui 5k) Honolulu

HI

$ 50,000

10

St. Luke’s Mountain State Tumor Institute Boise

ID

$ 50,000

11

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago

IL

$ 50,000

12

Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn

IL

$ 50,000

13

Children’s Hospital New Orleans New Orleans

LA

$ 50,000

14

Johns Hopkins Baltimore

MD

$ 50,000

15

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota-Minneapolis Minneapolis

MN

$ 50,000

16

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo

NY

$ 50,000

17

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York

NY

$ 50,000

18

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland

OH

$ 50,000

19

The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer McAllen

TX

$ 50,000

20

Dell Children’s Hospital Austin

TX

$ 50,000

21

Inova Fairfax Alexandria

VA

$ 50,000

 

Hyundai Quantum Award

 

Institution

City

State

Amount

1

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia

PA

$ 1,000,000

2

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle

WA

$ 1,000,000

3

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston

MA

$ 1,000,000

4

University of Florida Gainesville

FL

$ 1,000,000