Hyundai, Congressional Leaders And Children's Hospitals Recognize Advancements
In Childhood Cancer Research During Ceremony On Capitol Hill
Hyundai Hope On Wheels Celebrates the $10.25 Million Awarded to Hospitals and
Institutions during September's National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Last Thursday, Hyundai Hope On
Wheels®, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer, alongside Hyundai
Motor America executives and Hyundai dealers, hosted a press conference on
Capitol Hill. The press conference recognized and celebrated National
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Event attendees included Congressional
leaders, local children's hospitals, patients and families. The event
highlighted the achievements of Hope On Wheels' annual September Hope Grant
program, which provides research grants aimed at improving the quality of life
for children with cancer.
"We at Hyundai are honored to stand with Congressional leaders to celebrate
the $10.25 million in grants we have awarded to leading pediatric cancer
centers this month," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor
America. "Since Hope On Wheels' inception, Hyundai and its dealers have
donated over $72 million in the fight against pediatric cancer, and we won't
stop until we find a cure."
The event, held in conjunction with the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus,
featured remarks from Representatives Mike McCaul (R-TX), Chris Van Hollen
(D-MD), Mike Kelly (R-PA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Chaka Fattah (D-PA), and
Janice Hahn (D-CA). CJ George, a 14-year-old cancer survivor and the Hyundai
Hope On Wheels National Youth Ambassador spoke about the impact this disease
had on his life and the importance of working to find a cure. As part of the
event, special recognition was given to the local Washington, D.C. area
hospitals that have received Hope Grants; including Children's National
Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Other notable guests included Honorable Ahn Ho-young, Ambassador of the
Republic of Korea to the United States of America, children from local area
hospitals, and leading physicians and researchers.
The keynote address of the morning came from Dr. Crystal L. Mackall, Chief,
Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute. Dr. Mackall provided an
overview of the current state of pediatric oncology, addressing the
groundbreaking research being conducted throughout the field.
To view the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Washington D.C. press conference in its
entirety, please visit the following link:
This is the fourth year that Hyundai's competitive Hope Grant program allowed
Children's Oncology Group (COG) member institutions to apply for research
grants, among the most coveted for COG investigators. A committee of leading
pediatric oncologists from around the country reviewed the submitted research
proposals and the top 41 hospitals received $250,000 grants each during the
month of September.
To learn more 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
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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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