Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s receives $200,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels to support COVID-19 testing
April 08, 2020
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders
Center has been awarded a $200,000 grant by Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW) and
Hyundai Motor America to support ongoing testing for COVID-19.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s is one of 11 children’s hospitals throughout the
U.S. to receive these grants totaling $2.2 million.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s physicians have implemented crucial
testing protocols during this unusual time, with a focus that children with
cancer need life-saving treatments even in the setting of a viral pandemic.
“At Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, we treat many patients who
need treatments which may weaken or dysregulate the immune system, such as a stem
cell transplant or CAR-T therapy. Before we deliver these treatments, we need
to conduct COVID-19 testing. Knowing who carries the virus is crucial in this
setting. Our goal is to keep patients, their families, and our staff as safe as
possible during this pandemic,” said Chief Medical Officer Lisa Diller. “We are
extremely grateful to Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Hyundai Motor America for supporting
this critical work.”
José Muñoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America,
added: “The Hyundai COVID-19 drive-thru testing grants are designed to get
urgent financial support to institutions on the front-line in the fight against
the coronavirus. Children who are diagnosed with cancer are particularly at
higher risk. That’s why it was important to us to join forces with several
children’s hospitals around the nation to company this threat to the health and
well-being of children. We are pleased to expand to 11 institutions nationwide,
each with a $200,000 grant.”
For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels COVID-19
Drive-Thru Testing Centers and to get the most updated list of partnering
hospitals, visit www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org.
About Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to
finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels
provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving
research and innovative treatments for the disease. HHOW is one of the largest
non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary
funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its
more than 835 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has
awarded more than $170 million toward childhood cancer research in pursuit of a
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