Kelly, Hyundai team up for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly took part in a big way on Capitol Hill.
This morning, automaker Hyundai and their campaign “Hope on Wheels” announced they will donate over $13 million to 52 doctor-researchers to fund treatment options, research and improve care for those battling pediatric cancer.
Kelly presented American flags to South Korean Ambassador to the United States, Cho Yoon-Je and other dignitaries.
Statistics show a child is diagnosed with cancer every 36 minutes, according to Hope on Wheels, which was established in 1998 to combat childhood cancer and fund treatments through grants like those provided Thursday.
“This is not a battle that anybody has to face by themselves,” Kelly said during a news conference. “Whether it’s about Team Hyundai or Team Hope on Wheels, it’s about team, it’s about working together.”
Kelly and his family own a Hyundai dealership in suburban Pittsburgh.