Key Hyundai at 2013 Hyundai Hope on Wheels at NY Auto Show

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People in Milford and Manchester Connecticut is proud to have Key Hyundai help launch the 2013 Hyundai Hope On Wheels campaign at the New York International Auto Show to continue the fight to eradicate pediatric cancer.
MILFORD, Conn. - April 4, 2013 - PRLog -- Key Hyundai owner Jeff Merriam, and Director of Operations Chuck Dortenzio were proud participants at the 2013 Official Launch of the Hyundai Hope On Wheels ( program at the New York International Auto Show.  

Now in its 15th year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels announced the first 2013 Hyundai Scholar Award presented $75,000 to Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer, NYC, with the signature Hyundai Handprint Ceremony at the New York Autoshow. This is the first of approximately 80 awards to be presented this year, totaling more than $14.0 million.

This year, Hyundai dealers commemorate 15 years in the fight against pediatric cancer, started back in 1998, with a local group of New England area Hyundai dealers. For 2013, Hyundai announced the goal to surpass $72 million in funding for research, since the program’s inception, making Hyundai one of the leading private donors to pediatric cancer research in the U.S.

"Representing Connecticut Hyundai and Hope On Wheels at the New York Auto Show is a tremendous opportunity," said Jeff Merriam, co-owner of Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester ( "Hope On Wheels is making a real difference in the lives of physicians, researchers, and most importantly, kids. I am honored to be part of the Hyundai family, and proud of Key Hyundai and all CT Hyundai dealers for doing our part is ridding the world of this dreadful disease."

Last year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels awarded grants to both the Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Yale New Haven Hospital. Key Hyundai is proud to attend the presentation of the check and get the opportunity to meet the very kids, families and physicians where these funds will help make a huge difference.

About Key Hyundai: Jill Merriam and Jeff Merriam own and operate Connecticut’s #1 Hyundai dealership offering effective automotive solutions at Key Hyundai of Manchester | Vernon serving the Hartford area, and Key Hyundai of Milford serving Fairfield and New Haven Counties. The Dealer For The People® Key Hyundai mission is to be solution providers, never product pushers. Key Hyundai believes everyone deserves to drive a nicer, newer car, and we pledge to help keep our customers’ cars safe and fun to drive for as long as they want to drive them. Visit or call 1-800-450-1422 to find out how we can help solve your automotive problems today.
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