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Grant supports pediatric cancer research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant in support of the Make It Real Campaign for VCU. The funds will support the pediatric cancer research of principal investigator Seth Corey, M.D., professor and chief, Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research.

The grant was presented to Corey during a Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony. Immediately following the presentation, local children battling cancer dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a Hyundai Santa Fe to commemorate their experiences with pediatric cancer. The car will be driven around the country to various children’s hospitals in September during childhood cancer month.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides ‌grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease.

In September alone, Hope On Wheels will award 40 research grants totaling $8.5 million to institutions nationwide. This brings the organization’s donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $505,000 to CHoR.

To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, contact Lauren Moore, director of development, at (804) 828-3632 or lauren.moore@vcuhealth.org