Hyundai Hope On Wheels Helps Finance Project:EveryChild
Currently, cancer is the leading cause of death from disease for children in the United States. To help battle this disease, Hyundai Motor America’s Hope on Wheels pediatric cancer nonprofit organization has awarded a $2 million grant to the Children’s Onocology Group’s (COG) Project:EveryChild.
This grant from Hope On Wheels showcases Hyundai’s newest move in supporting research efforts to improve cure rates, diminish the toxicity of cancer treatments, and minimize the risk of late effects for children battling cancer. The funds will allow Project:EveryChild to collect and store biospecimens from children with cancer at COG institutions around the country, providing doctors with the ability to request and access thousands of cancer cells and previous research. These specimens will then be studied, allowing researchers to accelerate discoveries that will lead to new and better treatments.
“Over the last 16 years we have been committed to reaching a day when no child will have to face cancer, and supporting COG’s Project:EveryChild is another big step in that direction,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America and Board Member of Hyundai Hope On Wheels. “With the ability to study every child’s type of cancer, researchers will be able to more effectively collaborate and develop new and better treatments. And that’s something that all of us at Hyundai are extremely excited and passionate about.”
Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been fighting against pediatric cancer since 1998 and will officially announce the winners of its grant programs on April 17 in New York City.