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Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents Fred Hutch Scientist with Grant for Childhood Leukemia Research

By October 3, 2018October 4th, 2018No Comments

On Tuesday, Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation awarded Dr. Roland Walter, a clinical researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, with a grant to support his leukemia research. He received the $300,000 Hyundai Hope Scholar Grant in a ceremony at Fred Hutch as part of Hyundai’s annual nationwide campaign to support pediatric cancer research during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Young cancer patients, their families and Hyundai dealers from across Puget Sound came to the Fred Hutch campus to see Walter receive his award and honor patients and families battling childhood cancer. The presentation was commemorated by a “Every Handprint Tells a Story”ceremony during which Seattle-area pediatric cancer patients left their colorful paint handprints on Walter’s lab coat and a white Hyundai Santa Fe to raise awareness for childhood cancer.

“Every Hyundai Hope on Wheels handprint tells a story in the fight against pediatric cancer,” said Tracey Kikawa, the senior manager for regional merchandising at Hyundai Motor America. “It reflects the idea that there are so many hands involved in the fight against pediatric cancer, from the patients, researchers, doctors, the staff, the parents and the family members.”