Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital with
$100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant to
Support Pediatric Cancer Research

“Hope is absolutely vital to health. Hope that a new treatment will provide a cure.
Hope that each medical journey ends in success. Hope that each child treated here
grows up to meet their full potential. That positive attitude is so important to healing,
especially for our youngest patients and their loved ones.” 
- Nancy Frick, MDiv, CFRE - Vice President of Development at St. Vincent Foundation

Every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer, resulting in thousands of new cases each year. Donors continue to be key in the fight against childhood cancer – they “stand in the gap” between the need for research and the ability to fund it.

On Tuesday, July 23rd, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital families, patients, staff, and donors crowded into the hospital’s lobby for the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Handprint Ceremony. Hyundai awarded the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disease with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant. Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital is one of only 77 children’s hospital nationwide to receive a grant from Hyundai in the fight against pediatric cancer!

“We are grateful for organizations like Hyundai Hope On Wheels who are joining us in this fight to help save the lives of children,” said Dr. Hossain Marandi, President, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. “Their gift provides hope to families whose only desire is for their child to grow and live a full and healthy life.”

This year, Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels campaign is “Minutes are Precious,” symbolizing the importance of each moment in a child’s fight against pediatric cancer. Hyundai has been providing support to pediatric cancer care centers since 1998 and will continue to do so until no patient has to hear the words “you have cancer.”

At the ceremony Isaac, a pediatric cancer survivor, spoke about his recent battle with cancer. In April 2019, after years of treatment, Isaac was finally in remission. Thanks to donors like you and Hyundai, as well as St. Vincent’s extraordinary pediatric oncology staff, patients like Isaac can continue their lives outside of the hospital.

After the check presentation, guests were invited outside for the Handprint Ceremony, where four Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital patients placed their painted hands on the Hope Vehicle, a white 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. These handprints represent each child’s journey and hope for a cure.

“For our patients, hope comes in the form of accessible, effective treatment without concern
about insurance coverage or cost. This grant will allow us to provide these treatment strategies
to our patients and boost their hope for the future with determination, courage, and our caring spirit.”

- Bassem Razzouk, MD - Medical Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disease at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

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Indianapolis, IN  46260
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