Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital With $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award To Support Pediatric Cancer Research
LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2018 -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels® 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization, celebrates its 20th year in the fight funding pediatric cancer research and will present Dr. Theodore Moore of the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award. This institution is one of 21 recipients of this year's award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children's hospitals nationwide. The $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Dr. Moore and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
In 2018, Hope On Wheels will award over $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization's donation total to $145 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer 20 years ago in 1998. With this latest grant, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital has received over $1 million in total grants since 2010 from Hope On Wheels.
"Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care," said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. "Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work."
During the event, children being treated at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital who are battling cancer will participate in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they'll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams.
"The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Award will give UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital the opportunity to build on our clinical research infrastructure, allowing us to open and enroll more patients on existing and exciting new pediatric clinical trials," said Dr. Moore, the division chief of pediatric hematology/oncology and director of the pediatric blood and marrow transplantation program at UCLA. "Our goal is to have a specially trained team of physicians and research associates to employ advanced techniques that make it possible to safely and efficiently treat our patients from the tiniest newborn to our adolescent and young adults with cancer and other blood diseases. We are deeply grateful for this honor."
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HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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. HHOW is one of the largest non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 835 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $145 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
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