Every year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards a significant number of research grants to more than 30 hospitals across the United States. That number reached $7.5 million throughout the month of September, an impressive amount no matter what way you look at it. This year, Hyundai made a major donation in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded a $150,000 research grant to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The award was presented by Hyundai dealerships to Dr. Lara Davis, an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology.
The OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital was just one of 10 hospitals who received the $150,000 Young Investigator Grant. The grant will be used to improve the standards of care and expand the knowledge base surrounding pediatric cancer.
The award presentation also included a Handprint Ceremony where Portland-area cancer patients and survivors put their handprint on a large canvas in commemoration of their battle.
“Our mission at Hyundai Hope on Wheels is clear: End Childhood Cancer,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
We at Rex Perry Hyundai couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the Hyundai family!