The press conference will take place today, Friday, September 23, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC201, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and will feature several members of Congress, whose support is critical in the fight to end childhood cancer, as well as His Excellency Ahn Ho-young, the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea.
Specifically, the press conference will feature:
- His Excellency Ahn Ho-young, Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea
- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD 8)
- Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA 3)
- Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee (D-TX 18)
- Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX 10)
- Dr. David Poplack, Director, Texas Children's Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital
- HHOW National Youth Ambassadors, Hannah Adam (FL) and Ryan Darby (MD), both 13 year old cancer survivors
- Mr. Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
- Mr. Scott Stark, Chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board
- Mr. Zafar Brooks, Executive Director, Hyundai Hope On Wheels
The HHOW press conference will be held prior to the House Childhood Cancer Caucus media event, also located at the Capital Visitor Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bringing together policymakers, members of Congress, the advocacy community and families, Hyundai Hope On Wheels is engaging a range of stakeholders in our mutual goal to end childhood cancer.
2016 National Call To Action: Give Hope A Hand
As September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, HHOW has been raising awareness by giving a multitude of research grants during the month. Specifically, HHOW will award 34 pediatric cancer research grants, totaling $7.5 million, to help researchers across the country get closer to the goal of ending childhood cancer. Exciting research projects are being funded on some of the latest and cutting edge science, such as immunotherapy, DNA sequencing and novel therapies.
In addition to funding research, HHOW is encouraging the public to contribute to the fight against childhood cancer in a personal way. The journey begins with one simple request: Give Hope A Hand. We invite visitors to the newly refreshed website at hyundaihopeonwheels.org, to tell how they will use their hands in the fight against pediatric cancer. Once there visitors can Learn + Care + Do + Give = Hope. There are a number of additional engaging, interactive ways the public can get involved and use their hands for good.
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 its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $115 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
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 MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide.
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