University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to Receive $300,000 to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

WHAT: On Thursday, September 27th, the $300,000 Hyundai Hope Scholar Grant will be presented to Peter Gordon, MD, PhD, physician, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School at a small ceremony celebrating and honoring the pediatric cancer research.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is an important stop on The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Foundation’s nationwide tour this September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as they award $14.1 million to 38 researchers across the country.

During the event, children being treated at Masonic Children’s will also be present to participate in the program’s signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they will dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on the Hope Vehicle. The colorful handprints of each brave pediatric patient represent their individual and collective hopes, dreams and journeys.

WHEN: September 27, 10:00 am

WHERE: University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital2450 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer researchers depend largely on private funding for groundbreaking therapies to get off the ground and to advance treatment approaches to the next phase of testing, ultimately, bringing better therapies and cures to kids with cancer.  With this latest award, Masonic Children’s has received more than $1.4 million in grants from Hope On Wheels.

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is part of the nationwide tour The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Foundation has embarked on this September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to award $14.1 million to 38 researchers, surpassing $145 million in total giving.

CONTACT:
Krystle Barbour
University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota Health
Office: 612-626-2767
Cell: 414-331-0311
If possible, please contact me ahead of time if you plan on attending

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