Committed to Fighting Childhood Cancer
Hyundai and its dealers are committed to supporting the fight against childhood cancer. What began in 1998 as a local initiative supported by New England-area Hyundai dealers to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has evolved into Hyundai Hope on Wheels, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is supported nationwide by all of Hyundai's 780 dealers and Hyundai Motor America. Since 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $14 million to children's hospitals nationwide to help kids fight cancer. Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., $5 is donated to Hope on Wheels.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels is led by an executive board of Hyundai dealers, including Oscar Leeser, chairman, (El Paso, TX), Gary Micaleff (Everett, WA), and Mike Kelly (Butler, PA). The Hope on Wheels Medical Advisory Board is made up of leaders in cancer research treatment, including Dr. Leonard Sender (Children's Hospital of Orange County), Dr. David Poplack (Texas Children's Cancer Center) and Dr. Dan Wechsler (Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center), and has provided essential guidance in the establishment of Hyundai Hope on Wheels and the Hyundai Scholars program.
What We Do
You may be shocked to discover that only 4% of all federal cancer research funding is designated for pediatric cancer. This is why Hyundai is commited to funding pediatric cancer research in an effort to fill this void. We are proud to have funded $87 million in pediatric cancer research.
The mission of Hope On Wheels is to raise awareness for childhood cancer, donate life-saving research funds and celebrate the lives of children affected by this disease. We are commited to this fight until the day when no child ever has to hear the words, "You have cancer."
You can join Hyundai and its dealers and support the search for a cure by making a donation to Hope in Wheels, click here to donate online today.