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Hyundai Motor America And CHOC Children's To Celebrate Grand Opening Of The Hyundai Cancer Institute


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Hyundai Motor America and CHOC Children's to celebrate the third anniversary of a $10 million grant committed in 2011; Hyundai to present two new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles to the hospital

COSTA MESA, CA July 19, 2013: On Tuesday, July 23, Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealer council, through their nonprofit organization Hyundai Hope On Wheels, will celebrate the grand opening of the Hyundai Cancer Institute. Hyundai Motor America will present CHOC Children's with the third $2.0 million installment of a $10 million research grant committed in 2011. This grant is the largest corporate gift in CHOC Children's history. Funds are being used for pediatric cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, using the latest advances in genomic medicine to provide more effective, individualized treatment for children afflicted with this disease. Hyundai will also present CHOC Children's with two new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles.

To celebrate the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, Hope On Wheels will host a special performance focused on the idea that "Every Handprint Tells A Story." Hope On Wheels collects the handprints of children affected by cancer through its signature Handprint Ceremony because they each represent an individual child's story of hope and courage. Their collective narrative provides a powerful message that Hope On Wheels shares nationwide to raise awareness for this cause.

Hyundai Motor America's president and CEO John Krafcik, CHOC Children's president and CEO Kim Cripe and The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's medical director Dr. Leonard Sender will provide remarks and be available for interviews.

What:

Hyundai to present the third installment of a $10 million research grant to CHOC Children's to fund groundbreaking cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's. This event will be celebrated with Hope On Wheels signature Handprint Ceremony with local children battling cancer. Senior executives from Hyundai Motor America and CHOC Children's will share remarks.

Who:

Hope On Wheels, Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealer council, CHOC Children's, and local children battling cancer.

Why:

To celebrate the third year of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, led by Dr. Leonard Sender. The program was founded to research and develop individualized treatment for children with cancer using the latest advances in genomic medicine.

When:

Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Where:

CHOC Children's Hospital (The Bill Holmes Tower)

2nd Floor (Media must check in at main lobby)

1201 W La Veta Ave

Orange, CA 92868

Media:

To RSVP for this event, please email Allison.Field@finnpartners.com.

For more information 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.