NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a nonprofit organization committed to helping kids fight cancer, rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell this morning at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York's Times Square. The event honored Hyundai Motor America's 16th year in the fight against pediatric cancer. Chairman of the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors Mickey Pong was joined by the organization's newly named National Youth Ambassadors Ashley Burnette and Kenny Thomas in ringing the Opening Bell.
"We are honored to commemorate our 16th year in the fight against pediatric cancer at the NASDAQ MarketSite," said Mickey Pong. "Hyundai and all of us dealers are committed to ending pediatric cancer and we appreciate NASDAQ for lending its platform to this important cause."
On Thursday, April 17, Hope On Wheels will officially launch its 2014 program during a special press conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. As part of the event, recipients of 2014 Hope On Wheels grants from the New York City area will be recognized and all other recipients will be announced. By the end of this year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will surpass $86 million in support of pediatric cancer research since 1998.
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.
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. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 U.S. dealers. At the end of its 16th year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will have awarded more than $86 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
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