2023 Hyundai Hope On Wheels
Pediatric cancer care at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children received a $100,000 boost during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, thanks to Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW). Kapiolani is the only medical center in the state to receive the Hyundai Impact Grant.
This year’s grant will go toward purchasing apheresis equipment, which is a vital component of the Bone Marrow Transplant program at Kapiolani. The equipment isolates stem cells so they can be collected and used in transplants.
Hyundai partners joined Kapiolani patients and staff in the Hyundai Hope On Wheels signature Handprint Ceremony. They dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a Hyundai vehicle at the medical center to symbolize the collective fight against pediatric cancer and hope for a cure. Since 2009, HHOW has donated $965,000 to Kapiolani toward the treatment of pediatric cancer patients. Through its support, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has helped to expand the medical center’s pediatric oncology services and research programs.
Watch the video to see some of the inspiring moments from the 2023 ceremony.