September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – to commemorate it, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will work to raise awareness of childhood cancer with a national television commercial about this issue, materials in its dealerships and donations totaling $6.8 million to help fight childhood cancer. The donations will be given as “Hope Grants” to hospitals and nonprofit organizations across the country. Hyundai Motor America and its dealers joined the fight against childhood cancer in 1998 and created a program called Hyundai Hope on Wheels. At the end of this year, Hope on Wheels will have donated more than $23 million to fight childhood cancer. For more information about the program, visit www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org.
Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age. Every day approximately 40 children, the equivalent of a school classroom, are diagnosed with cancer, which adds up to almost 15,000 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed each year.
9:30 a.m. – media opportunity
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*please allow time to meet media relations rep in hospital lobby to be escorted to event location
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Allison & Partners