In 1998, Hyundai and a group of New England-area dealers committed to the fight against pediatric cancer by launching a local initiative to support the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This activity grew to become Hope On Wheels, a program that has been transforming the lives of children across the nation. 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. By the end of our 16th year, we will have donated more than $86 million to pediatric cancer research in the United States.
The Hyundai Clinical Grant program began in 2006. Each year we visit children's hospitals across the U.S. to donate funds and raise awareness. At every grant presentation a "Handprint Ceremony" takes place. This is the program's signature activity, which captures each child's handprint. These handprints are placed on Hyundai cars that travel across the country to build colorful awareness of the program.