Our Story | Who We Are & What We Do
WHO WE ARE
In 1998, Hyundai and a group of New England-area Hyundai dealers committed to the fight against pediatric cancer by launching a local initiative to support the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This effort grew to become Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a national independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping kids fight cancer. The program is supported by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 820 dealers nationwide. Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in this cause.
WHAT WE DO
You may be shocked to discover that only 4% of all federal cancer research funding is designated for pediatric cancer. This is why Hyundai is commited to funding pediatric cancer research in an effort to fill this void. We are proud to have funded $87 million in pediatric cancer research.
The mission of Hope On Wheels is to raise awareness for childhood cancer, donate life-saving research funds and celebrate the lives of children affected by this disease. We are commited to this fight until the day when no child ever has to hear the words, “You have cancer.”