Children’s Hospital Patients Leave Their Mark At Hyundai ‘Hope On Wheels’ Event

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Young cancer patients at Children’s Hospital got their hands dirty Tuesday.

They dipped them in paint and left their handprints on a white Hyundai Tucson.

The event was part of the annual nationwide “Hyundai Hope on Wheels” Event, in which Hyundai awards $7.5 million in research grants to 24 hospitals around the country. The event and the grant awards were timed to mark September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

This year, a Children’s doctor received $250,000 grant to be used to improve care and increase treatment options for kids with cancer. The hospital went through a rigorous selection process before a scientific review panel before being chosen for the grant.

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