HOUSTON, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels has selected two Houston-area teens from Texas Children's Hospital as 2017 Hope Heroes, and each will receive two tickets to attend and participate in a unique social media fan experience at Super Bowl LI, in Houston, TX. The two selected young cancer fighters are 11 year-old Eden Green, and 16-year old Cristian Beasley, both of Houston. These brave young cancer survivors received their cancer treatments from Texas Children's Hospital and were selected because their inspirational stories and personal efforts to raise awareness about the disease. This is the latest donation by Hyundai to the renowned Houston-based children's hospital, to help increase awareness and to help children fight cancer.
As a part of their game experience, both kids will receive two Super Bowl game tickets compliments of Hyundai, an Official Sponsor of the NFL, transportation to and from the game, a team jersey, and a camera to document their experience. On February 5th, from 11:00 am and continue until 7:00 pm CST, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will turn over its social media channels to Eden and Cristian, who provide a unique fan experience through their eyes, to include videos, pictures, live tweets and activities.
"We are excited to provide an incredible Super Bowl game-day experience for two well deserving courageous pediatric cancer fighters in the Houston-area," said Jerry Flannery, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "Eden and Cristian are amazing kids, who have battled a very difficult disease. They represent courage and hope in the fight against pediatric cancer. In our 19th year at Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai wanted to leverage our amazing NFL sponsorship to bring more awareness about the importance of childhood cancer. Regardless of what team fans are routing for, we want more people to remember the kids and their families that fighting one of the biggest games of their own lives; and that is the fight against pediatric cancer. We can all win this together."
Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded over $115 million dollars to pediatric cancer research, since 1998. The organization's mission is to fund research and raise awareness about the disease. Follow Hyundai Hope on Wheels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and log in on Super Bowl Sunday to witness the game with Eden and Cristian.
About 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.
About 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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