Hyundai Motor America And CHOC Children's To Celebrate Grand Opening Of The
Hyundai Cancer Institute
Hyundai Motor America and CHOC Children's to celebrate the third anniversary
of a $10 million grant committed in 2011; Hyundai to present two new 2013
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles to the hospital
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 19, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --On Tuesday, July 23, Hyundai
Motor America and its U.S. dealer council, through their nonprofit
organization Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, will celebrate the grand opening of the
Hyundai Cancer Institute. Hyundai Motor America will present CHOC Children's
with the third$2.0 million installment of a $10 million research grant
committed in 2011. This grant is the largest corporate gift in CHOC Children's
history. Funds are being used for pediatric cancer research at the Hyundai
Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, using the latest advances in genomic
medicine to provide more effective, individualized treatment for children
afflicted with this disease. Hyundai will also present CHOC Children's with
two new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles.
To celebrate the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, Hope On Wheels
will host a special performance focused on the idea that "Every Handprint
Tells A Story." Hope On Wheels collects the handprints of children affected by
cancer through its signature Handprint Ceremony because they each represent an
individual child's story of hope and courage. Their collective narrative
provides a powerful message that Hope On Wheels shares nationwide to raise
awareness for this cause.
Hyundai Motor America's president and CEO John Krafcik, CHOC Children's
president and CEO Kim Cripe and The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC
Children's medical director Dr. Leonard Sender will provide remarks and be
available for interviews.
Hyundai to present the third installment of a $10 million research
grant to CHOC Children's to fund groundbreaking cancer research at
What: the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's. This event will
be celebrated with Hope On Wheels signature Handprint Ceremony
with local children battling cancer. Senior executives from
Hyundai Motor America and CHOC Children's will share remarks.
Who: Hope On Wheels, Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealer council,
CHOC Children's, and local children battling cancer.
To celebrate the third year of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at
CHOC Children's, led by Dr. Leonard Sender. The program was
Why: founded to research and develop individualized treatment for
children with cancer using the latest advances in genomic
When: Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: CHOC Children's Hospital (The Bill Holmes Tower)
2^nd Floor (Media must check in at main lobby)
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
Media: To RSVP for this event, please email
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.
Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America
and its more than 800 U.S. dealers. At the end of its 15th year, Hyundai Hope
On Wheels will have awarded more than $72 million towards childhood cancer
research in pursuit of a cure.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care
services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform,
complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision
Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly
Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com
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For more information on CHOC Children's, visit http://www.choc.org/
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