Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns $100,000 Impact Award
Hyundai Hope On Wheels 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, celebrates its 20th year in the fight funding pediatric cancer research and will present Dr. Cynthia Wetmore of Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award. This institution is one of 21 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide. The $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m.
In 2018, Hope On Wheels will award over $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization’s donation total to $145 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer 20 years ago in 1998. With this latest grant, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has received more than $1 million in total grants since 2004 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.”
During the event, children being treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital who are battling cancer will participate in the program’s signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they’ll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white doctor’s coat gifted to Dr. Wetmore. The colorful handprints represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams.
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels and to view a complete list of this year’s grant winners, visit HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org/research. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at facebook.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheels, twitter.com/HopeOnWheels or instagram.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheels.