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Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Wilmington-area Hyundai dealers have awarded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant. The grant was presented to Emi H. Caywood, MD, to fund her work in developing a research infrastructure to enhance clinical trial accrual and improve data management and best practices across four Nemours clinical sites. Alfred I.duPont Hospital for Children is one of 40 recipients of a Hope On Wheels 2013 Hyundai Scholar Grant, which supports principal investigators known as Hyundai Scholars. Hyundai Scholars pursue research and clinical programs aimed at improving the lives of children battling pediatric cancer.
The $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Caywood was officially presented during a Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony at the hospital on May 30. During the ceremony, Wilmington-area children battling cancer placed their handprints dipped in colorful paint on a white 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels. Every Handprint Ceremony celebrates the courageous lives of the children faced with cancer and brings Hope On Wheels’ community of supporters together.
“We’re grateful to Hyundai for their continued support of our program, and for their commitment to the lives of children through support of pediatric cancer research initiatives,” said E. Anders Kolb, MD, Hematology/Oncology Division Chief at duPont Hospital for Children. “The generosity of Hyundai has helped in funding education and research programs benefiting young children with cancer and their families.”
“Hyundai and its dealers remain committed to helping children in the fight against pediatric cancer,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “We are dedicated to providing crucial research dollars that will lead to finding cures and better treatments for children impacted by cancer. While cure rates approach 80 percent for some forms of pediatric cancer, far too many children and families are devastated by the disease.”