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Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents MMC with $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

June 29, 2017

Scarborough, ME – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Maine Medical Center with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. Maine Medical Center is one of 25 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide. Maine Medical Center will use the funds to support the work of pediatric cancer research and programs. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Maine Medical Center at its Scarborough Campus Thursday June 29.

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 the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, Maine Medical Center has received more than $450,000 from Hope On Wheels.

“Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care,” said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work. Superheroes come in all forms, but for children and families battling cancer – superheroes wear lab coats.”

The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Maine Medical Center at its Scarborough Campus Thursday June 29. During the event, Scarborough area 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.

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