15 Years of Hope
As we to launch our 2013 program, we celebrate the contributions of Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 dealers nationwide that have enabled Hyundai Hope On Wheels to reach this important milestone - 15 years in the fight against pediatric cancer and more than $58 million donated to support research and programs at pediatric cancer institutions across the country, with 325 research projects currently underway!
Our story begins in 1998 when a group of New England-area Hyundai dealers launched a local initiative to raise funds to support pediatric cancer through The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. What started as a small contribution in a local market has evolved into Hyundai Hope On Wheels, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With the sale of every new Hyundai vehicle, Hyundai and its dealers make a contribution to Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
While we celebrate an important year in our organization's history, we realize there is much work to be done to end this disease that affects far too many of our children. Hyundai Hope On Wheels is committed to this fight until we reach a day when no family will have to hear the words, "your child has cancer."
We would like to thank Hyundai and its dealers for their unwavering support as well as the doctors, researchers and hospital staffs for their tireless work. And we especially thank the children and families affected by cancer for their tremendous courage and strength that inspires us every day!