Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai and its U.S. dealers, announces $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to continue its long-standing fight against pediatric cancer. The institution is one of 77 recipients receiving a combined $16 million in new grants this year. The Hyundai Impact Award was officially presented to Chief Medical Officer Alan Ikeda, M.D., at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
HHOW remains one of the largest funders of pediatric cancer research and programmatic support in the nation. This year will reach $160 million in total lifetime funding since 1998 towards finding a cure. With this latest grant, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has received $200,000 in total grants from HHOW.
“The number of children who survive a cancer diagnosis has increased exponentially over the past several decades,” said Annette Logan-Parker, CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “These advancements are a direct result of the research funding provided by many organizations, including Hyundai Hope on Wheels, who have been dedicated to finding cures and treatments that extend the lives of childhood cancer patients. We are extremely thankful to Hyundai Hope on Wheels for their focus on the lives of our children,” she added.
“The fight against pediatric cancer is a priority for which Hyundai and its dealers have been committed for over 21 years,” says Scott Fink, Board Chair and Hyundai dealer owner, Hyundai of New Port Richey. “For a child who travels the uncertain journey of pediatric cancer, every second is precious in the fight. Hyundai and its dealers are united in our goal to end childhood cancer. We continue to stand alongside these brave children and their families until we’re celebrating a future that is finally cancer free.”
During the event, children were treated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation who are battling cancer will participate in the program’s signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a white 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams.
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels and to view a list of our 2019 Hope On Wheels grant winners, please visit www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org/research.