Hyundai presents $500,000 in grants to Johns Hopkins

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 18:28:47-04

BALTIMORE — September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Over the past 20 years, Hyundai has awarded over $160 million in grants to support childhood cancer research through the company’s Hope on Wheels Foundation.

In celebration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai presented two doctors at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center $500,000 in grants to support pediatric cancer research Wednesday.

Dr. Michael Koldobskiy was presented with a 2019 Investigator Grant for $200,000 and Dr. Nicolas Llosa was presented a 2019 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for $300,000.

With this latest award, Johns Hopkins has received $2.3 million in grants from Hope on Wheels since 2010.

Children being treated for cancer at Johns Hopkins participated in the program's signature handprint ceremony after the check presentation. They dipped their hands in paint and place their handprints on the hope vehicle. From now through the end of the month, it will travel across the country to honor kids battling cancer, raise awareness of the disease, and to inspire hope toward a cure.