Today, Friday, September 23, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) will announce the winners of its annual Hyundai Scholar and Young Investigator Awards. Thirty-four researchers will receive a combined $7.5 million to continue research and study for pediatric cancer research. This announcement builds upon HHOW’s major milestone of reaching $115 million in grants to pediatric cancer research since 1998. At the press conference, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will thank the many stakeholders that have made it possible for the organization to reach this first milestone in their fight to end childhood cancer. HHOW will also announce its plans to continue funding pediatric cancer research with a goal to award an additional $100 million to pediatric cancer research in the United States.
“We are proud to continue to fight to end childhood cancer,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “While much has been achieved, there remains a lot more work to be done. As we look to the next five years, we are committed to funding the amazing work that’s being done by the individuals, hospitals and organizations across the country, who are so pivotal to finding a cure. To all the kids, families and cancer researchers fighting this terrible disease – you are not alone and Hyundai remains committed to this important cause.”