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Hyundai Motor America And CHOC Children's Celebrate Grand Opening Of The Hyundai Cancer Institute



   Hyundai Motor America And CHOC Children's Celebrate Grand Opening Of The
                           Hyundai Cancer Institute

Hyundai donates two vehicles and presents the latest installment of a $10
million grant to CHOC Children's

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 24, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America and
its US dealer council, through their nonprofit organization Hyundai Hope On
Wheels®, hosted an event last evening at CHOC Children's to celebrate the
grand opening of Hyundai Cancer Institute. Hyundai Motor America presented
CHOC Children's with the third $2.0 million installment of a $10 million
research grant committed in 2011. The event also featured the Hope On Wheels
signature Handprint Ceremony with local pediatric cancer patients.   Hyundai
also presented CHOC Children's with two new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
vehicles.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/LA53026)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091001/HYUNDAILOGO)

The Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant is being used to fund the Hyundai Cancer
Institute, which is a leading research center at CHOC Children's.  Research at
the Hyundai Cancer Institute is dedicated to finding cures to pediatric
cancers using innovative genomic medicine techniques.  The goals of the
research project are to provide a better understanding of the disease and more
effective treatment for children diagnosed with pediatric cancer.

"Hyundai Motor America's US headquarters is based in Orange County, and we
take great pride in being a part of this community.  We are especially proud
of our long-standing relationship with CHOC Children's, a jewel in the
community.  With the completion of a major new tower, CHOC Children's
continues its mission of providing world-class care for children and families
in the Region," said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor
America.  "The opening of the Hyundai Cancer Institute continues our
commitment to pediatric cancer with CHOC's research excellence.  We could not
be more pleased with the ongoing partnership with CHOC," said Krafcik. 

"As we enter into the third year of our grant award with Hyundai Motor America
and Hyundai Hope On Wheels, we are very excited about the strong
infrastructure we've been able to put into place.  We now have the tools and
resources needed to develop a more personalized approach to cancer research
and treatment to benefit our patients.  We're extremely grateful for the
continued partnership with and support of Hyundai in the fight against
cancer," said Dr. Leonard Sender, medical director, Hyundai Cancer Institute
at CHOC Children's.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC
Children's Hope On Wheels hosted a special event focused on the idea that
"Every Handprint Tells A Story." Hope On Wheels collects the handprints of
children affected by cancer 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.

"To Hyundai dealers, nothing gives us more pride than our work with Hope On
Wheels.  The symbol of each handprint in our logo is what drives our
commitment to this cause.  Every child deserves a chance to pursue their own
dreams and hopes," said Mickey Pong, Chairman of Hyundai Hope On Wheels and
owner of North County Hyundai in Carlsbad, Calif.  "As the newly-appointed
Hope On Wheels chairman, I will work to ensure that every Hyundai dealer
across the U.S. continues to support the important work of children's
hospitals like CHOC Children's."

Over the course of 2013, Hope On Wheels will donate $16 million to children's
hospitals nationwide. Celebrating its 15^th year, Hope On Wheels will surpass
$72 million in total donations to pediatric cancer research and programs since
its inception in 1998.  This level of funding places Hyundai among the leading
funders of pediatric cancer research in the nation.

To learn more about the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's or Hyundai
Hope On Wheels visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.   You can also show your
support by following us on social media and liking our Facebook page. 

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

Please visit our media website at www.hyundainews.com and our blog at
www.hyundailikesunday.com

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ABOUT CHOC CHILDREN'S
Named one of the best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
(2013-2014), CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and
well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and
research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with
the University of California, Irvine, CHOC's regional healthcare network
includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several
primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four
centers of excellence - The CHOC Children's Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic
and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of
Excellence, the only children's hospital in California to ever earn this
distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to
hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to
high-quality critical care standards, CHOC's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
(PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award
for Critical Care Excellence.

For more information on CHOC Children's, visit http://www.choc.org/

SOURCE Hyundai Motor America

Website: http://www.hyundainews.com
Contact: Zafar Brooks, Hyundai Motor America, Cell: (714) 334-1766,
zbrooks@hmausa.com, or Denise Almazan, CHOC Children's, Office: (714)
509-8680, dalmazan@choc.org
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