NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Every day 44 kids in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer, and one in five will not survive the disease. And while there are millions of dollars in federal funding for cancer, only four percent of federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is committed to filling the gap by providing resources and funding to those that are working on a cure by awarding $7.5 million in research grants to 34 hospitals across the U.S. during September.
In its 18th year, Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® awarded $7.5 million in research grants to 34 hospitals across the U.S. during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Hope On Wheels’ campaign honored the brave children and families throughout America fighting the disease. Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded over $115 million in funding to childhood cancer research.
YourUpdateTV, D S Simon Media, and Hyundai Hope On Wheels® recently completed a nationwide satellite media tour campaign designed to increase awareness of 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. This year Hope On Wheels is traveling the nation in a Hyundai Tucson to celebrate the children’s hospital grant winners as well as the brave boys and girls with cancer across the country. There is nothing more personal than a handprint, and at each of these events, brave pediatric cancer survivors will place their handprints of hope onto the vehicle as part of the organization’s signature ‘handprint ceremony’.
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.
ABOUT 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.
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