Hyundai Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (All day)

The Handprint Ceremony on Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. will commemorate the brave battles of local childhood cancer patients

Who: Childhood cancer patients and their families who have received treatment by Steele Children's Research Center physician-scientists will join Hyundai and its dealers, including Jim Click, to present the center with a check for $20,000. A Center of Excellence at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, the Steele Center has been selected as one of 30 facilities nationwide and the donation will support the work they are doing to support survivors of childhood cancer by managing the late effects of their treatment. After the check presentation, childhood cancer patients will place their colorful handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe to represent their courageous battles and share their hope with other children and families across the country.

What: Hyundai and its dealers have donated more than $12.4 million since 1998 to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. In 1998 New England-area Hyundai dealers began raising funds to support the Jimmy Fund at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since then the program has grown to fund hospitals and research institutions nationwide and is supported by all of Hyundai’s nearly 800 dealers. Hyundai Hope on Wheels is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.

Where: UA College of Medicine Plaza (downstairs, in grassy area by statue of Hippocrates)
Map and location details: http://www.steelecenter.arizona.edu/images/Location%20Map_HHOW_forMedia.pdf

Steele Children's Research Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ

Photo/ Interview Opportunities: Jim Click with pediatric cancer patients; childhood cancer patients placing colorful handprints on the Hyundai Santa Fe; award presentation; Hyundai dealers and Steele Center representatives available for interview; children and their parents available to talk about fighting childhood cancer