Hyundai Hope On Wheels™ donates $100,000 to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to fight childhood cancer

Award Ceremony Is Part of “Hyundai Gives Hope on Wheels” Childhood Cancer Awareness Month National Initiative

WHAT: Local Hyundai dealers and representatives from Hyundai Motor America will present a Hope Grant in the amount of $100,000 to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, to support childhood cancer research or support programs dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer. Childhood cancer patients and their families will join the doctors, administrators and staff from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to receive the award.

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 please visit

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.

WHEN: Sunday, September 12, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: UT Health Science Center – Greehey Campus, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 (event is in the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute atrium)
* For details about parking, please call Will Sansom at (210) 275-2160.

WHO: -Leading pediatric oncologists, staff, patients and families from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio -Local Hyundai dealers and Hyundai Hope on Wheels representatives

Photo/Interview Opportunities

  • Check presentation and tour of facility
  • Children and their parents available to talk about fighting childhood cancer
  • Hyundai dealers and organization representatives available for interview

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Wilson
Allison & Partners
o: 404-832-7179
c: 404-944-6309

Will Sansom
Executive Director of Media Communications
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
o: 210-567-2579
c: 210-275-2160

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