Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
Jim Ellis Hyundai is proud to announce Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer and supported by Hyundai Motor America and its dealers, made a donation of $10.25 million to pediatric cancer research this month in the United States. This latest donation is part of Hyundai Hope on Wheels’ annual September program recognizing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
"Hope On Wheels is our fight to end pediatric cancer and is at the soul of our work at Hyundai. With each car we sell, we make a contribution with our dealers to end this disease," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We've now raised over $72 million dollars.”
Throughout the month of September, Hope on Wheels traveled the United States donating $250,000 research grants to children’s hospitals and held seven 5K run/walks around the country. The organization also took part in a series of events on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.
The highly competitive Hyundai Hope research grant program is open to the nearly 200 Children’s Oncology Group member institutions engaged in pediatric cancer research in the United States. Grant winners are selected by the Hope on Wheels Medical Advisory Committee, a distinguished group of leading pediatric oncologists throughout the nation.
To learn more about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit http://www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.
About Jim Ellis Hyundai
Since opening its doors in 2000, Jim Ellis Hyundai has brought Atlanta Hyundai buyers the best in customer service. Conveniently located at 5785 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta, the dealership offers a wide variety of new and used Hyundai vehicles as well as a parts and service center. For more information, visit http://www.jimellishyundai.com.
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. 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 15th year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will have awarded more than $72 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.