LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and Los Angeles-area Hyundai dealers will present Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a $150,000 Young Investigator Grant to be used to expand the knowledge base of pediatric cancer and improve the standards of care. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was one of 10 recipients across the country selected from nonprofit Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions after a rigorous grading process.
The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant will be presented during a Handprint Ceremony on September 1, during which the handprints of local Los Angeles-area brave young cancer patients will be captured on a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson – the Hyundai Hope On Wheels hero vehicle – to commemorate their fight against the disease.
This year alone, HHOW will award more than $13 million in new pediatric cancer grants. Since 1998, the program has funded $115 million in research to COG member institutions nationwide. The program also creates awareness about the importance of the disease, which is the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States (source).