PITTSBURGH - On Tuesday, September 9, Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant to fund childhood cancer research led by Dr. Linda McAllister-Lucas and Dr. Peter Lucas. The newly named Hyundai Scholars will use the funds to focus on osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor in children.
The grant was officially awarded during a Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. At the ceremony, Hope On Wheels commemorated Pittsburgh-area children affected by cancer by capturing their handprints on a white Hyundai Sonata.
This event is part of a Hope On Wheels campaign to honor National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign will generate $9 million to support 36 pediatric cancer research projects at Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions across the country. Hope On Wheels has awarded $87 million to fund pediatric cancer research since its inception in 1998.