Cancer research at Children’s Hospital receives $400,000 boost from Hyundai

September 22, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. — Two cancer researchers at Penn State Children’s Hospital have been awarded grants through the Hyundai Hope On Wheels program. At a ceremony this week, Dr. Barbara Miller was presented with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant and Dr. Chandrika Gowda received a $150,000 Hyundai Young Investigator Grant.

Following a check presentation, a handprint ceremony was held in which children battling cancer dipped their hands in paint and placed them on a white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. By the end, the car was covered in an array of colorful handprints.

View a photo gallery from the event here.

This event, held in conjunction with National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, marked two of the 40 research grants totaling $8.5 million that Hope On Wheels is awarding nationwide. In all, the organization has donated $130 million to the fight against pediatric cancer since 1998. With the latest grant, Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $1.6 million to Penn State Children’s Hospital to support research for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

More information about Hope On Wheels — including a full list of this year’s grant winners — can be found here.

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Last Updated September 22, 2017