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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Donates $50K to Connecticut Children's Medical Center for Cancer Research
Key Hyundai and Local CT Hyundai Dealers Celebrated Connecticut Children's Medical Center receiving $50,000 from 2011 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Tour, a national effort eradicate pediatric cancer and give back to local communities.
By: Jill Merriam
Dr. Nehal Parikh Receives Hyundai Hope On Wheels $50,000 Grant
Dr. Nehal Parikh studies new treatment approaches for children with neuroblastoma. While overall cure rates for most pediatric cancers have improved remarkably over the years to above 80%, unfortunately, neuroblastoma significantly lags behind that statistic.
“Hyundai makes a point to keep the funds within the community served. That’s the goal: keep it local. It’s especially rewarding to see Hyundai make a stop at my favorite hospital,” said Jill Merriam, owner of Key Hyundai of Manchester and Milford (http://www.keycars.com/)
Jill Merriam, owner of Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester, was proud to be part of the contingency of Connecticut Hyundai dealers present for the Hope On Wheels ceremony in Hartford. Dealers from across Connecticut congregated at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to watch Dr. Parikh receive his grant, and see first hand the smiling faces of his many patients.
Hyundai Hand Print Ceremony the Highlight of Hope On Wheels
Several of Dr. Parikh’s patients participated in the hand print ceremony, the Hyundai trademark honoring pediatric cancer patients with hand prints covering a Hyundai Hope On Wheels vehicle.
“It’s the kids that make this event so remarkable,”
About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Contact David Jay, Associate Director of Development, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington Street, Hartford CT 06106. Tel: 860-610-5716, http://www.connecticutchildrens.org/
About Hyundai Hope On Wheels Please visit http://www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org/
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