Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run-Walk In Fountain Valley Brings Local Community Out To Raise Funds For Childhood Cancer Research

 Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run-Walk In Fountain Valley Brings Local Community
 Out To Raise Funds For Childhood Cancer Research Benefitting CHOC Children's

Hyundai Kicked off a Month-Long Series of Activities to Donate over $10
Million and to Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research; Hyundai Motor
America Celebrated 90-Day Countdown to the Company's Return to New Fountain
Valley Headquarters

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels held
a 5K run-walk on Saturday, August 31^st, which brought together nearly 1,000
participants, volunteers, sponsors, and Fountain Valley residents. The
Fountain Valley run-walk is one of eight 5K run-walks that Hyundai Hope On
Wheels has planned for the remainder of this year to support pediatric cancer
awareness. The event was led by Hyundai executives, and in attendance were
State & Local elected officials and other community leaders. Over $42,000 was
donated to CHOC Children's from the event, which will go to continue pediatric
cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC. These funds were
raised from donations made by Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Capital America,
and 5K proceeds. The event also marked the final countdown of construction on
Hyundai's new U.S. headquarters building, also located in Fountain Valley.






"We were extremely excited to bring the Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K to our home
of Fountain Valley," said Zafar Brooks, Director Corporate Social
Responsibility, Hyundai Motor America. "The event served as the start of our
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month series of activities, and also gave
us a chance to include the local community in our efforts. We could not have
been more proud of the show of support we received."

The start of the run-walk was announced by Ms. Fountain Valley 2013, Aimee
Le. Local Fountain Valley residents, Ms. Michaela McFarland and Ms. Andrea
Licata, sang the national anthem. Marines from the Marine Corps Base Camp
Pendleton (MCB Camp Pendleton), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), H&S Company and
Bravo Company were in attendance to support the HOW 5K. Dr. Leonard Sender,
Medical Director, Hyundai Cancer Institute, received the donation on behalf of
CHOC Children's. Surrounded by young cancer survivors, Dr. Sender told the
attendees that "Hyundai's continued commitment to CHOC has helped to bring
Orange County families world-class pediatric oncology care." He concluded his
remarks saying, "Pediatric cancer is a fight we will win." California State
Senator, Lou Correa, presented Hyundai with a proclamation from the State to
recognize the Company's commitment to pediatric cancer research.

Immediately after the donation ceremony, Hyundai executives and City of
Fountain Valley officials announced the final countdown of Hyundai's new U.S.
headquarters. Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik,
announced that the 500,000 square foot headquarters building is nearly
completed. Krafcik stated, "We're excited to be returning to our home of
Fountain Valley, with just 90 days remaining until we begin moving in to our
new state-of-the-art building that will someday hold as many as 2,000

The Hyundai building is located at 10550 Talbert Ave and will be the largest
building in the city of Fountain Valley. Mayor Mark McCurdy, and members of
the Fountain Valley City Council, joined Mr. Krafcik and Mr. B.H. Lee, Hyundai
Motor America Chief Executive Coordinator, in unveiling two large poster
boards with a rendering of the new building, to mark the final countdown of
the project. Each signed the board with notes of well wishes, of which one
board is being presented to the City and the other will be displayed at the
Hyundai headquarters building.

Following the Hope On Wheels handprint ceremony, participants enjoyed a Family
Fun Festival that included vendor booths, games, a live band and giveaways.
Local businesses who showed their support and sponsored the Hope on Wheels 5K
Run/Walk included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Bank, Ketchum,
R.R. Donnelley, PromoShop, Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, Miss Fountain
Valley Pageant, Finn Partners, and BuchalterNemer.

Mr. Stephen Tippett of Mission Viejo placed first in the men's division and
Ms.Taylor Carroll placed first in the women's division. For a complete list of
all race results please visit here.

For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit 


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, 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 owners of Hyundai models equipped with the
Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care
services 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.

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SOURCE Hyundai Hope On Wheels

Contact: David Hargrett, Hyundai Motor America, Cell: (714) 404-6679,; or Joe Foster, Finn Partners, Cell: (323) 572-5361,
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