UNMCH Patients Leave Lasting Impressions


October 17, 2007

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Hope On Wheels Hyundai dealers recently donated $30,000 to the UNM Children’s Hospital in the fight against pediatric cancer at a symbolic "handprint" ceremony.

Patients placed colorful handprints on a white 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe to celebrate their lives and treatment milestones.

Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program is the united effort of more than 750 Hyundai dealers to raise awareness for children battling cancer.

Since the inception of Hope On Wheels in 2004, the tour has visited more than 70 hospitals nationwide and has collected more than 300 handprints.

Hyundai and its dealers have contributed more than $8 million to research institutions across the country to date.

In 2007, Hyundai will visit 300 institutions and expects to reach $10 million in total contributions since adopting pediatric cancer as a national cause.

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