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Hyundai Hope on Wheels


Albany Med is pleased to partner with the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program, which supports the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

In 1998, a group of New England-area Hyundai dealers launched a local initiative to raise funds to support pediatric cancer research through the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. What started as a small contribution in a local market has evolved into Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Hope On Wheels is the united effort of Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 dealers across the U.S. to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to celebrate the lives of the children battling the disease.

Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in funding important life-saving research through the organization’s signature Hyundai Scholar Grant and Hyundai Hope Grant programs. Since its inception 14 years ago, Hope On Wheels, a program known by his signature child’s handprint logo, has donated more than $45 million to pediatric cancer research at institutions nationwide, and by year-end 2012 will have committed more than $57 million.

At Albany Med, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program supports the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders web page and family tool kit. 

The tool kit is an all-in-one binder of information designed specifically for a family that has a child battling cancer or a blood disorder.

To support kids and their families, Hyundai also works to share the personal triumphs of children battling disease through “Hope Heroes” stories posted to their website. Whether it’s completing a round of chemo, celebrating a beautiful new head of hair or receiving a clean bill of health, one child’s milestone can be another’s symbol of hope.