Wednesday, August 16, 2017
– Hyundai Hope On Wheels®
presented University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. UH Rainbow is one of 25 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide. UH Rainbow will use the funds to support the work of Drs. Alex Huang and John Letterio at UH Rainbow’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute. Drs. Huang and Letterio plan to develop a program to strengthen their team of physician-scientists in the areas of biological science and clinical medicine.
In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization’s donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, UH Rainbow has received more than $1.6 million from Hope On Wheels.
“Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care,” said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work. Superheroes come in all forms, but for children and families battling cancer – superheroes wear lab coats.”