Children's Hospital receives $325,000 donation from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

WAUWATOSA -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin received a $325,000 donation to help in the fight against childhood cancer.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels pledged the money to the hospital after collecting it from Hyundai dealers across the U.S.

The money will be used by the hospital to research better ways to treat Leukemia and make bone marrow transplants safer.

After the check presentation, cancer patients from Children’s Hospital painted their colorful handprints on a white Hyundai Tucson to represent their courageous battles and share their hope with other children and families across the country.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels™ is the united effort of more than 800 Hyundai dealers across the U.S. to raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of children battling the disease.

By the end of 2012, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will have donated more than $57 million to childhood cancer research since 1998, when it began as a local initiative supported by New England-area Hyundai dealers.

Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in funding important life-saving research through the organization’s signature Hyundai Scholar Grant and Hyundai Hope Grant programs.

Through these programs, those funds are distributed to children’s hospitals across the country during the Hope On Wheels Tour.

This year’s tour will travel to 41 children’s hospitals and donate $12 million to support doctors engaged in childhood cancer research, making 2012 the largest single year of donations in the organization’s history.