Hyundai Supports Child-Cancer Research
Hope on Wheels, a non-profit arm of Hyundai Motors, presented a $2 million fifth and final pledge to CHOC Children Hospital in Orange to fund cancer research, capping a $10 million gift that is the largest in the medical center’s history. The fulfilled pledge was marked Thursday, July 9, by a handprint ceremony involving families who have children battling cancer.
Two Laguna Beach locals figure in the gift. Jerry Flannery, executive vice president and general counsel of Hyundai Motor America, is also a CHOC Foundation board member and a cancer survivor. Dr. Leonard Sender is the medical director of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s.
The five-year grant aims to advance genome research to cure childhood cancer.