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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Launches a 15th Year during a New York International Auto Show with National Youth Ambassador C.J. George

NEW YORK – Mar 28, 2013Hyundai Motor America and a dealers will announce currently a launch of their 15th year in a quarrel opposite pediatric cancer by their nonprofit Hyundai Hope On Wheels®. The proclamation is being finished during a Hyundai arrangement during a New York International Auto Show. Hyundai Hope On Wheels will benefaction an additional $14 million for pediatric cancer investigate to institutions opposite a U.S. in 2013. This brings a organization’s sum support to over $72 million given a pregnancy in 1998. Hyundai is among a heading funders of pediatric cancer investigate in a U.S.

The 2013 module kicked off progressing this week in New York City when Hyundai President and CEO John Krafcik rang a NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on Tuesday, Mar 26. He was assimilated during a eventuality by Hope On Wheels’ National Youth Ambassador CJ George, internal Hyundai dealers, and member from Columbia University Medical Center (the leader of a initial Hope On Wheels extend for 2013). Celebrity actor Nolan Gould, and star of a strike ABC sitcom Modern Family, participated in a module and visited pediatric oncology patients during a Columbia University Medical Center. The Hope On Wheels module was famous by a Borough of Manhattan and a New York City Mayor’s Office, with proclamations to announce Mar 28th “Hyundai Hope On Wheels Day” in New York City. The module now heads opposite a U.S. donating investigate grants in office of a heal for pediatric cancer.

“Hyundai and a dealers sojourn committed to assisting children in a quarrel opposite pediatric cancer,” pronounced John Krafcik. “We are dedicated to providing essential investigate dollars that will lead to anticipating cures and improved diagnosis protocols for these changed children impacted by cancer. While heal rates proceed 80% for some forms of pediatric cancer, distant too many children and families are ravaged by a disease. We are unapproachable of a 15-year miracle for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, and sojourn keenly wakeful that there is most some-more work to be done.”

Hyundai Hope On Wheels began as a internal beginning in 1998 by Hyundai and a organisation New England-area Hyundai dealers. It has given grown into a inhabitant 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The module essentially supports pediatric cancer investigate during Children’s Oncology Group member institutions opposite a U.S. Its other goal is to emanate open recognition about a significance of this cause.

“The margin of medicine has seen swell in bargain a biology of pediatric cancer in new years. Yet, heal rates sojourn during a plateau for a 12,000 or some-more children, who are newly diagnosed any year,” pronounced Dr. Andrew L. Kung, Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation during Columbia University Medical Center. “One of a biggest hurdles to serve advancements is a miss of adequate appropriation for research. Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been a vital source of appropriation and a devoted apparatus in a quarrel to find a cure. Hyundai Hope On Wheels is truly creation a disproportion in a lives of children and families impacted by cancer.”

This year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will endowment 81 grants by a Scholar Grant and Hope Grant programs to Children’s Oncology Group member institutions opposite a U.S. The Scholar Grant is a one-year $75,000 award, given for support earnest immature investigate investigators and studious caring programs. The Hope Grant is a two-year $250,000 grant, given for innovative investigate during COG institutions. In addition, Hope On Wheels will benefaction Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) $2.0 million, a 3rd installment of a 5-year investigate extend to a Hyundai Cancer Institute during CHOC Children’s.

Hope On Wheels grants are presented via a year with a signature Handprint Ceremony during a comparison institutions. Every handprint collected symbolizes a courage, memories and wish of all children diagnosed with a disease. These handprints are placed on a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, that travels a nation formulating recognition for a disease.

“The Hope On Wheels module is an bid to solve a problem that, sadly, takes divided too many children most too soon,” pronounced Mickey Pong, Chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels house of directors and Hyundai dealer-owner of North County Hyundai, Carlsbad, CA. “These pleasing and extraordinary kids paint a future. They merit each event to pursue their dreams, to grasp their intensity and to only be kids. As Hyundai dealers, we will keep a palm in a quarrel for as prolonged as it takes.”

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