Hyundai 'Hope On Wheels' comes to Madison

Published: Jun. 20, 2018 at 6:27 PM CDT
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Kids dipped their hands in colorful paints to leave their mark on a vehicle as part of a ceremony to honor UW pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Paul Sondel.

Sondel received a $100,000 award from Hyundai's Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

As a part of the ceremony to honor Wisconsin children affected by cancer, patients and other kids were invited to dip their hands in paint and put their hand prints on a white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Sondel plans to use the $100,000 award for research to develop immunotherapy regimens that will translate into potent anti-neuroblastoma clinical therapy.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels has given researchers $1 million since 2006.