Hyundai Hope on Wheels
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® awarded Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Yolanda Cosme for her work to find a novel approach to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) that is resistant to traditional therapy. Her work centers on targeting glucose metabolism to promote cell death in conjunction with Tyrosine kinase inhibitors to try to improve outcomes for children with certain sub-types of ALL.
The check was officially presented during Hope On Wheels’ signature Handprint Ceremony at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the ceremony, Miami-area children affected by cancer dipped their hands in colorful paint and placed their handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels, to commemorate their brave battles with cancer.
In 2013, Hope On Wheels will donate 40 Hyundai Scholar Grants totaling $3 million to institutions across the country. Recipients of these grants are known as Hyundai Scholars. By year-end 2013, Hope On Wheels will surpass $72 million in donations to pediatric cancer institutions nationwide since its inception in 1998. Since 2010, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program has donated $400,000 to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.