Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital of Hollywood, FL with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. The facility, part of the Memorial Healthcare System, is one of 25 recipients of this year's award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children's hospitals nationwide.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will use the funds to support the work of the Love Jen Fund, which helps families cope with the financial and emotional stresses of pediatric cancer. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m.
In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization's donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has received more than $755,000 from Hope On Wheels.
The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. During the event at the Conine Clubhouse, South Florida children battling cancer will participate in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they'll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams.
Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat. This year, Hope On Wheels will further recognize its Hyundai Scholars for their incredible efforts on behalf of children battling cancer through a campaign called "Superheroes Wear Lab Coats." The video series will showcase their lifesaving work.