Las Vegas – Hyundai Hope on Wheels presented Cure 4 The Kids Foundation with a $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award on August 12, 2015. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is one of 22 recipients of a 2015 Hyundai Impact Award in recognition of the institution’s proven track record in serving families affected by pediatric cancer.
In 2015, Hope on Wheels will award more than $15 million to children’s hospitals nationwide through its Grants programs. This brings the total grant funding to pediatric cancer research to just over $100 million, since the program began in 1998.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. It is the state’s only nonprofit outpatient pediatric cancer treatment center. The organization’s mission is that no child is ever turned away from treatment, regardless if the child is without medical insurance, or if the family is unable to pay for treatment.
The $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award was presented to The Children’s Specialty Center’s Dr. Alexandra Walsh. The money will be used to create a statewide pediatric cancer registry to better track cancer diagnoses and treatment outcomes.
As part of the donation presentation, several Hyundai representatives assisted in the program’s signature handprint ceremony. Henderson Hyundai General Manager Rob Mirra and Western Region Hyundai Motor America’s Erwin Raphael, assisted several child cancer fighters who placed their handprints, dipped in colorful paint, onto a white physician’s coat to celebrate their courageous lives.
CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide funding and access to the latest medical treatments for those facing life-threatening diseases such as cancer, rare and ultra rare diseases, inherited bleeding disorders and rheumatological conditions. Dr. Jonathan Bernstein founded Cure 4 The Kids Foundation in 2007. Bernstein saw firsthand the difficulties faced by families whose children were affected by major diseases but didn’t have the financial resources or health insurance to receive treatment. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was created with these families in mind. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program ensures patients at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada receive medical treatment regardless of family income or presence of health insurance.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 820 U.S. dealers. Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $100 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty; Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.