Oxnard Hyundai Confirms, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Donates $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Support Pediatric Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Hyundai‘s nonprofit to surpass $57 million in total donations to support childhood cancer research by year-end 2012.
Oxnard Hyundai is excited to confirm, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Los Angeles-area Hyundai dealers awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Weili Sun for her work in pediatric cancer research. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 42 recipients of Hope On Wheels’ 2012 Hyundai Scholar Grant, which supports principal investigators, known as Hyundai Scholars, who are pursuing research to improve the lives of children battling pediatric cancer.
Over the course of 2012, Hope On Wheels will donate $12 million to children’s hospitals nationwide for pediatric cancer research through its Hyundai Scholar Grant and Hyundai Hope Grant programs. By year-end 2012, Hope On Wheels plans to surpass $57 million in total donations to pediatric cancer research since its inception in 1998. Their partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has lasted since 2004 where the hospital has received $461,000 in total funding from Hope On Wheels.
“It’s wonderful to see such generous support from Hyundai to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” said Charlie Shaw, General Manager.
The $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Sun was officially presented during a Hope On Wheels handprint ceremony at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Friday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m., where colorful handprints were collected from Los Angeles-area children to commemorate their brave battles with cancer. Every handprint ceremony celebrates the courageous lives of the children faced with cancer and brings Hope On Wheels’ community of supporters together.
Hope On Wheels primarily provides funds to nonprofit children’s hospitals across the U.S. for pediatric cancer research, and strives to build public awareness about the importance of this cause. Hyundai and its U.S. dealers fund the program. With every new vehicle sold in the U.S., Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in funding important life-saving research.
During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Hope On Wheels will launch its third annual campaign to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and the need to fund critical research to find a cure. As part of its Hyundai Hope Grant program, Hope On Wheels will award 36 grants of $250,000 each to children’s hospitals across the country. Recipients of these grants will be announced in September.
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