FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --On Sunday, August 28, 2016, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® held its 6th annual 5K/10K Run/Walk in Fountain Valley, California, to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. With more than 500 runners and walkers of all ages participating, the annual event underscored the official kick-off of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Following the race, Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented a check in the amount of $154,000 to the Hyundai Cancer Institute at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), representing the funds raised by the local community through this event.
"We are so proud to support the good work being done at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC," said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai Hope On Wheels is working hard to #EndChildhoodCancer, and this weekend's events kick off a month-long campaign to bring awareness that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month."
"Huge thanks go to the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Foundation," said Dr. Leonard S. Sender, Medical Director, Hyundai Cancer Institute. "These necessary funds will go a long way in caring for children fighting cancer at the Hyundai Cancer Institute and the Hyundai Infusionarium."
Following the race, HHOW hosted a Family Fun Festival, including food, music, vendor booths and giveaways. The event also featured Hope On Wheels' signature Handprint Ceremony with patients and families from CHOC. 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.
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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.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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