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Annual Program Launched in DC to Celebrate Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW), a non-profit organization which funds research and creates awareness for childhood cancer, has launched its annual “D.C. Days” program in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 20th anniversary in the fight against pediatric cancer.

The theme of the organization’s September campaign is “Every Handprint Tells A Story.” The D.C. Days will include a series of events, such as local grant awards to Children’s National Hospital (Washington, D.C.) and John Hopkins (Baltimore, MD); Capitol Hill Reception; National Press Conference; Thought Leaders’ Symposium, and a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, as per the organization press release.

Attendees will include childhood cancer survivors, grant winners, Hyundai executives, Hyundai dealers, childhood cancer advocates, and others.

Confirmed VIP attendees include: Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Korea, Cho Yoon-je; Senator Michael Bennett (CO); Members of the House of Representatives, including Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX), Rep. Mike McCaul (TX), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX), Rep. Mike Kelly (PA); and others.

Kenny Lee, Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, as well as the HHOW board of directors and Hyundai global executives, will also be in attendance.

“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time when we gather to raise awareness about the issue of pediatric cancer,” Scott Fink, Hyundai Hope On Wheels board chairman, said.

In the U.S. every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. At the moment, pediatric cancer remains the leading disease-related cause of death for children. At the same time, nearly 80 percent of cancer in children can be cured.

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