Tim Turbyfield of Hyundai America presents a check to Dr. Barbara Savoldo, Professor of Pediatrics, for $250,000 in support of childhood cancer research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Children's.

Hyundai Program Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai America's "Hope On Wheels" program raises funds to help in the search for a cure of childhood cancer.

Hyundai Program Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research click to enlarge Children put their handprints on a Hyundai Tucson as part of the "Handprint Ceremony" for the fight against childhood cancer.

With an appreciative crowd of patients and parents looking on, representatives of the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program presented a check to Dr. Barbara Savoldo, Professor of Pediatrics, in support of childhood cancer research at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Children’s.

Tim Turbyfield, senior manager of regional merchandising for Hyundai Motor America, told the crowd: “To all the kids, families and cancer researchers fighting this terrible disease – you are not alone and we remain committed to this important cause.”

The $250,000 donation is a Scholar Grant which will be used to improve care and increase treatment options for kids with cancer. UNC Lineberger is one of 24 recipients across the country to receive the competitive Hyundai Scholar Grant.

Part of the program was the Handprint Ceremony in which the handprints of childhood cancer patients were placed on a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson to commemorate their fight against the disease. Using washable paint, the kids first stamped their hands on a pad with their names, and then onto the side of the car.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Since its inception in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $115 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.

For more information please see: http://www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org

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