In its 20th year of funding pediatric cancer research, the Hyundai Hope On Wheels nonprofit organization has gifted its $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award to the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
The Hyundai Impact Award, which has been awarded to 21 other recipients, was presented this year to Dr. Don Eslin, who practices pediatric hematology and oncology at the Orlando hospital on Wednesday, Hyundai Motors announced.
Since 1998, the special award from Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been given to pediatric oncology departments at select children's hospitals nationwide every year.
“Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care,” Hyundai Hope On Wheels board of directors chairman Scott Fink said in a news release. “Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work.”
The organization's latest $100,000 gift has brought its donation total to $145 million raised in support of the fight against pediatric cancer since the nonprofit began funding the cause about 20 years ago.
Furthermore, the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been the recipient of over $805,000 in funding from Hope On Wheels.
This year, Hope On Wheels said it will gift a total of more than $15 million to pediatric cancer research and programs.