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Hyundai Continues the Fight against Childhood Cancer

Posted by: Mark Bilek

Since Hyundai launched its Hope On Wheels program in 1998, the automaker has been able to rise $87 million for the cause -- and it started at the dealer level. Hyundai and a group of New England-area dealers decide to launch a local initiative called the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This fight against pediatric cancer has since grown tremendously through the program, now known as Hyundai Hope On Wheels, to help transform the lives of children across the nation.


This year, Hope on Wheels is traveling across the U.S. to award 36 "Hope Grants" - totaling $9 million -- to children's hospitals and institutions. Each of these grants is worth $250,000 and will assist with pediatric cancer research as well as improve the standards of care for pediatric patients, according to Hyundai.

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, many of local Hyundai dealers are pledging to donate a portion of every new car sale to the cause throughout the month of September.

Chicagoland dealers participating in this year's Hope on Wheels program include:

  • Autonation Hyundai O'Hare
  • D'Arcy Hyundai
  • Elgin Hyundai
  • Ettleson Hyundai
  • Family Hyundai
  • Gerald Hyundai
  • Gregory Hyundai
  • Grossinger Hyundai
  • Gurnee Hyundai
  • Knauz Hyundai
  • Loren Hyundai
  • McGrath City Hyundai
  • Napleton's Hyundai
  • Napleton's Valley Hyundai
  • Oak Lawn Happy Hyundai
  • Patrick Hyundai
  • Patrick Hyundai Palatine
  • Pugi Hyundai
  • Rogers Hyundai
  • Rosen Hyundai
  • Webb Hyundai
  • Wilkins Hyundai
  • World Hyundai Matteson

To learn more about the campaign, hear stories of children affected and pledge your support, visit You can also share your support on your social media; just use hashtag #EndChildhoodCancer.

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