FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will hold its 6th annual 5K/10K Run/Walk to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's this August. The Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K/10K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 a.m. at the Fountain Valley Sports Park located in Miles Square Park.
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are invited to participate by either registering for the race or making a donation here. The registration price for adults participating is $35 for the 5K and $60 for the 10K. Registration for kids aged 6-10 participating is $20, and kids under 5 walk free. On-site registration for the 5K will be available for $40. All participants of the 5K will receive a race shirt and bib, a commemorative medal and professional timing. Awards will be given to the top finishers. A Family Fun Festival, including food, vendor booths and giveaways, will immediately follow the race. The event will also feature Hope On Wheels' signature Handprint Ceremony and check presentation with doctors, patients and families from CHOC Children's. A full schedule of events can be found here.
"This event has become a cornerstone for us at Hyundai," said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We are committed to supporting childhood cancer research at children's hospitals nationwide and are especially proud to support the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's through this special annual event in our own backyard."
The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K and 10K courses have been certified by USATF.
Every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer in the U.S. Sadly, 1 in 5 children diagnosed with the disease will not survive. The races will honor the start of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. This year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will be awarding $13 million in grants for pediatric cancer research, bringing its total funding of pediatric cancer research to more than $115 million to date.
To register or to make a donation, please visit www.crowdrise.com/registration/event_options/13152. To learn more about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org or follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheels, www.twitter.com/hopeonwheels, and www.youtube.com/hopeonwheels.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. HHOW is one of the largest nonprofit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 U.S. dealers. Since it's inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $115 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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