Local Hyundai dealers and representatives from Hyundai Motor America presented a Hope Grant in the amount of $100,000 to Sanford Children’s in Sioux Falls, SD today to support childhood cancer research or support programs dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer. Childhood cancer patients and their families joined the doctors, administrators and staff from Sanford Children’s to receive the award. The grant will be used at Sanford Children’s in Sioux Falls to start a children’s cancer survivorship program. Many children who go into remission need to be followed for long-term effects that may come up years later from having had chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This money will help Sanford Children’s build the program.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – to commemorate it, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will work to raise awareness of childhood cancer with a national television commercial about this issue, materials in its dealerships and donations totaling $6.8 million to help fight childhood cancer. The donations will be given as “Hope Grants” to hospitals and nonprofit organizations across the country. Hyundai Motor America and its dealers joined the fight against childhood cancer in 1998 and created a program called Hyundai Hope on Wheels. At the end of this year, Hope on Wheels will have donated more than $23 million to fight childhood cancer. For more information about the program please visit www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org.
Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age. Every day approximately 40 children, the equivalent of a school classroom, are diagnosed with cancer, which adds up to almost 15,000 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed each year.
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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