Hyundai is more than just a car company. Their “Hope on Wheels” program has raised more than $87 million since its inception in 1998, and more than $14 million just last year alone! So what IS this Hope on Wheels program and who does it help? Here’s how the Hyundai Hope on Wheels website describes this unique program.
“Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a national independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Hyundai Motor America and its more than 820 U.S. Hyundai dealers and customers proudly provide their support.
You may be shocked to discover that less than 4% of federal research funding for cancer is designated for pediatrics. Without necessary funding, these young patients are left without a voice. Hyundai Hope On Wheels was established to fill that void.
Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in our cause. We are proud to have funded $87 million in pediatric cancer research in the United States.”
For more information on the Hope on Wheels program, click HERE. Check out this poignant and inspirational video of how two first graders deal with a cancer diagnosis. This is why programs like Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels are so important.