Penn State Hershey awarded $325,000 in research grants from Hyundai

September 20, 2012

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has been awarded $325,000 in grants to support pediatric cancer research. The money is from Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Hershey-area Hyundai dealers.

Dr. Sinisa Dovat is one of 41 recipients nationwide of the Hope On Wheels’ 2012 Hyundai Hope grants in the amount of $250,000. Dr. Chandrika Gowda also is receiving a $75,000 Scholar Grant, bringing this year’s donation to $325,000 and the total donation since 2006 to $455,000. In all, Hyundai is awarding $10.25 million in grants during September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“The staff at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Hyundai Hope on Wheels share a common goal – the improvement in the lives of children battling cancer and an end goal of a cure,” Dovat said. “We are honored to have the support of Hyundai to help achieve these goals.”

In addition to the research grants, Hope On Wheels has awarded the Children’s Hospital with $10,000 toward the purchase of electronics for teen activity areas.

  • As part of the check presentation event, children whose lives have been touched by cancer had the chance to leave a painted handprint on a car.

    IMAGE: Ken Smith

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Last Updated September 21, 2012