FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Hyundai Motor America will donate $200,000 to five Texas-area children’s hospitals in the wake of the devastation caused by super storm Hurricane Harvey. This donation is being made to each hospital’s pediatric oncology program, to assist with patient needs, resulting from the superstorm.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. As a part of our commitment to serving the communities and our long standing commitment to pediatric cancer research, we wanted to provide this additional support to Texas-area children’s hospitals impacted by the storm,” said Jerry Flannery, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “There is added pressure on hospital resources and patient needs, due to the unprecedented storm. We want the community to know that Hyundai will stand by their side during this recovery.”
September is national childhood cancer awareness month. During the month, Hyundai Hope On Wheels is hosting a number of events to raise awareness about the disease and will award over $8.5 million to 40 pediatric research grants winners at children’s hospitals from across the country, including $600,000 to Texas area hospitals in 2017. These pediatric research grants range between $150,000 and $250,000, are peer reviewed. Grant winners may be located on our website. Each of the hospitals receiving this special donation is a current or prior grant recipient from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
“The ravages on the community caused by the historic storm Hurricane Harvey have affected all parts of normal life for Texas residents,” said Scott Fink, Board Chair, Hyundai Hope On Wheels. “We realize that the impact on this storm has taken a toll on residents. Many have lost loved ones and countless others have experience damaged to homes and property, many beyond habitation. This donation is awarded to Texas area children’s hospitals, in addition to research grants previously awarded, and are intended to assist these centers in doing what they can to maintain the best possible care for patients and their families during this crisis.”
The five selected children’s hospitals combined are estimated to treat more than half of all children with pediatric cancer in the state of Texas. This donation is intended to provide direct patient support needs.
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