Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH), Children’s National Hospital (Washington, D.C.), and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) are the first three to receive $200,000 each to assist COVID-19 testing for children with pediatric cancer
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 24, 2020 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, announces a donation of $2 million for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers in partnership with children’s hospitals throughout the U.S. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has created a particular threat to children with cancer, many of whom have compromised immune systems. COVID-19 drive-thru testing provides a safe and trusted way for children who present risk factors to receive the care they need. As a leading funder of pediatric cancer research, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has supported the health and well-being of children with cancer since 1998.
“Hyundai is a company committed to improving the well-being of society and the health of children,” says Jose Munoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America. “In the last few weeks, our society has been challenged with a major pandemic that has had significant consequences to life, safety and well-being. Children who are diagnosed with cancer are particularly at high risk. Through our Hyundai Hope On Wheels program, we are committed to being a strong partner on behalf of children’s health and assisting during this time.”
The following children’s hospitals are the first three of ten to receive a $200,000 donation to support their Drive-Thru Testing Centers (additional hospitals to be announced):
- CHOC Children’s (Orange, CA)
- UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
- Children’s National Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
“This is an unusual time in our nation as we combat the ravages of COVID-19 coronavirus,” says Scott Fink, HHOW Board Chair and Hyundai dealer-owner, Hyundai of New Port Richey (New Port Richey, FL) and Hyundai of Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel, FL). “Hyundai dealers across America unite with Hyundai to serve humanity, as we come together in this time of national crisis. Through our involvement with Hyundai Hope On Wheels, we know that children who are fighting cancer have weakened immune systems and are at a high risk for COVID-19. Together, we have directed additional resources to the various hospitals, who are arranging COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers at their facilities across the U.S.”
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers, and to get the most updated list of partnering hospitals, visit www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels also developed a video message of hope, communicating how this challenging time can be overcome together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4QfwzANxgE&feature=youtu.be
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