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Hyundai Motors awards hospitals

Childhood cancer awareness

OW Staff Writer | 9/17/2020, midnight

Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, recently awarded $11.2 million to 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.

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.

“The reality is there is nothing fun about being a kid with cancer,” said Board Chair Scott Fink. “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.”