Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with two grants totaling $500,000 to support pediatric cancer research. The awards were given to Timothy S. Olson, MD, PhD, and Jessica B. Foster, MD, on Friday, September 21.
During the event, children being treated for cancer at CHOP participated in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, where they dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on the Hope Vehicle, a white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. As "Every Handprint Tells a Story," the colorful handprints of brave pediatric cancer fighters represent their individual and collective hopes, dreams and journeys.
From now through the end of September, the Hope Vehicle will travel nationwide to honor kids battling cancer, raise awareness of the disease, and inspire hope toward a cure.