September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Over the past 20 years, Hyundai has awarded over $145 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 Cancer Center $500,000 in grants to support pediatric cancer research Wednesday.
With this latest award, Johns Hopkins has received more than $2 million in grants from Hope on Wheels.
"I think everyone in this room knows pediatric cancer is very rare, but even the fact that a fraction of children with cancer can’t be cured with current therapies and that many of our children suffer from long-term side effects means that more research is needed," said grant recipient Dr. Christine Pratilas.
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.