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Nonprofit awards millions during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Announces grant winners at children's hospitals throughout the nation

OW Staff Writer | 9/15/2020, 4:03 p.m.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization...

Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, recently announced new grant winners in efforts of finding more cures and improving care for children fighting pediatric cancer.

The non-profit organization has selected 26 grant winners for pediatric cancer research and 23 institutions to receive grants for COVID-19 testing. The annual September campaign theme is Every Handprint Tells A Story.

Every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer. There are more than 15,000 new cases of pediatric cancer diagnosed in the United States each year. Although 80 percent of kids with cancer can be cured, pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children.

"As the board chair for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, there is no greater joy for me than to meet the faces of brave pediatric cancer fighters at children's hospitals across the nation," says Scott Fink. "These amazing kids embody the word hope. They exemplify all that's wonderful about childhood, and they show adults the courage of facing adversity. The reality is there is nothing fun about being a kid with cancer. With Hyundai Hope On Wheels, we will continue to fight this disease, and help these children thrive and return to a happy and normal life."

Hyundai Hope On Wheels grants are awarded through a competitive peer-reviewed process. The Scholar Hope Grant and The Young Investigator grants are awarded during the month of September.