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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents A $500K Check To Children’s Medical Center Foundation For Pediatric Cancer Research

September 25, 2018 - My Sweet Charity

With September being National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Hyundai folks popped by Children’s Medical Center to celebrate the motor company’s 20thanniversary of Hyundai Hope on Wheels, the nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Reese Lewis, Sadie Keller and London Blair Holding $500,000 Check

While cancer-surviving kiddos like Sadie Keller, Reese Lewis and London Blair left their handprints on a shiny white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Motors America Regional Digital Marketing Manager Jake Casmir and area dealers presented a $500,000 check to Children’s Medical Foundation  for two grants that will be used by Dr. Erin Butler and Dr. Ted Laetsch, pediatric oncologists at Children’s Health and instructor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Erin Butler and Dr. Ted Laetsch

The Hyundai Hope Scholar and Young Investigator grants will help to expand “the knowledge base of pediatric cancer and improve the stand of care.”

To bring home the point how vital the research is, Jake reminded the group that every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.

In the past 20 years, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has provided more than $145M in battling cancer, with $14.1M going to 38 researchers, including Erin and Ted this year.

 

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