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Hyundai Hope on Wheels to Award UI Health with Grant for Pediatric Cancer Research

Posted: August  01, 2013 by UI Health Marketing

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. 

On Thursday, August 1, 2013, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will award the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt.

The check will be officially presented during Hope On Wheels’ signature Handprint Ceremony at University of Illinois Hospital. At the ceremony, Chicago-area children affected by cancer will dip their hands in colorful paint and place their handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels, to commemorate their brave battles with cancer.

In 2013, Hope On Wheels will donate 40 Hyundai Scholar Grants totaling $3 million to institutions across the country. Recipients of these grants are known as Hyundai Scholars. By year-end 2013, Hope On Wheels will surpass $72 million in donations to pediatric cancer institutions nationwide since its inception in 1998.

What:  
Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony with University of Illinois Hospital & Health Science System

Who:    
Hope On Wheels and Chicago-area Hyundai dealers, and doctors, families and children battling cancer from the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Science System

Why:    
To present Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt of the University of Illinois College of Medicine & Hospital with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to fund a pediatric cancer research.

When:                 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. 

Where:               
Lobby of the Outpatient Care Center (OCC)
1801 West Taylor
Chicago, IL 60612

Contact:              
Kristin Schmotzer, Finn Partners, Kristin.schmotzer@finnpartners.com                 

For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.  

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