Children in an Austin-area hospital get a big hand up from Hyundai. Round Rock Hyundai is honored to announce Dell Children's Medical Center is the recipient of a huge grant from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign. This year's campaign theme was "Minutes are Precious," to celebrate the milestones in a child's life.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded Dell Children's Medical Center with a $100,000 check during a special presentation on June 18th. That puts the Hyundai Hope on Wheels total grant donation for Dell Children's Medical Center to more than $1,085,000 since 2009. Children who are being treated at Dell Children's Medical Center took part in a Handprint Ceremony, where they laid their painted hands on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe to represent their individual journeys, hopes and dreams.

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?Dell Children's Medical Center helps children from Georgetown, Pflugerville Leander, Liberty Park and Cedar Park proved to us they care about the children in their community by contributing to the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign. Hyundai Hope on Wheels donations are said to be credited with improving childhood cancer cure rates by more than 80 percent.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to fighting childhood cancer. It started in 1998 and has become one of the largest funders of pediatric cancer research in the country.

It says there are 15,000 new cases of pediatric cancer each year. Its goal is to ensure each child lives to enjoy life's moments for years to come. It conducts awards grants to hospitals all over the country to help fight the disease. Nation-wide it has provided more than $130 million dollars in donations to go toward pediatric cancer research.

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