Earlier this month on April 13th, the Hyundai brand kicked off its Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign. 2017 marks the 19th year that the Hyundai brand has used the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. Here at your Hyundai dealers near San Diego, CA, we’re proud to join with the Hyundai brand and Hyundai dealers across the country to fight this terrible childhood disease. Keep reading to learn more about the campaign and about what you can do to help the fight!

Statistics show that every 36 minutes, a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer. One out of every five kids won’t survive the fight. These statistics make pediatric cancer the leading cause of death by disease for children across America. The Hyundai brand joined this fight by raising awareness and funds to go towards cancer research with the hope of finding cures to the various pediatric cancers that affect children nationwide. Over the last 19 years, the Hyundai brand and is dealers have funded more than $130 million in research to find cures.

In 2017, the Hyundai brand will award $15 million in new pediatric cancer research grants to a combined 68 researchers. Jerry Flanner, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America, had this to say about the program:

No child deserves to fight pediatric cancer alone. For nearly 20 years, Hyundai and its dealers have been a part of this fight to find a cure. This year, we are proud to announce even more support for doctor-researchers, who we call Superheroes, to help win this fight. We want children, families, doctors, and the pediatric cancer community to know that Hyundai is on their side.

To learn more about how you can help the Hyundai brand in their fight to end pediatric cancer, head down to Kearny Mesa Hyundai to speak to a member of our team today!