Funding childhood cancer research in the United States since 1998, the Hyundai Motor Company has contributed significantly to more than 80% of children with cancer surviving. Through its Hope On Wheels program, Hyundai supports the finest minds in pediatric cancer research that serve the one in 285 children (under age 20) that are diagnosed with a cancer each year in America.
“While great strides have been made in the fight against pediatric cancer over the last 19 years, pediatric cancer sadly remains the leading disease-related cause of death for children in the U.S.,” said Jerry Flannery, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
Each day, 42 families in the ”land of the free” will receive the devastating news that their child or teen has cancer.
“It is a terrible disease that impacts far too many kids each year and robs them of their youth. As part of our mission at Hyundai to be a better company, we remain committed to bringing hope to families faced with this disease and to helping close the gap in funding for critical cancer research,” Flannery said at the Chicago edition of the “Celebration of Life” series.
Every time a Hyundai vehicle is purchased, Hyundai and its U.S. dealers make a donation to Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
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