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Published: September 22nd, 2014

Category: News and Events, Spotlights

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Grant Award and Handprint Ceremony

Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., Sebastian Ferrero Atrium

A patient puts her hand print on the vehicle at last year's ceremony.

A patient puts her hand print on the vehicle at last year’s ceremony.

For the third consecutive year, a University of Florida researcher has received a Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to support childhood cancer research. Elias Sayour, M.D., an assistant professor of neurosurgery and pediatric hematology/oncology, is this year’s recipient. His research focuses on harnessing the immune system through the use of nanotechnology. Nanoparticle vaccines are small enough to deliver molecules to the immune system, which can then be stimulated to induce antitumor activity against pediatric brain tumors. Dr. Sayour and his team will investigate where these particles travel and the kinds of immune responses they generate.

The Hyundai Hope on Wheels nonprofit organization and local Hyundai dealers will present the $250,000 award at a ceremony, during which young patients will place their handprints on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata to commemorate their battles against cancer.


Spirit of Children Halloween Benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Child Life

Offer Valid Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2014

The Spirit of Children campaign benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program. Shoppers use a 10% off coupon, which Spirit Halloween matches by donating 10% of their purchase to UF Health Child Life.

RWhile there isn’t a Gainesville store location this year, shoppers can use the following coupon code online at SpiritHalloween.comCARING . The only physical location benefitting UF Health is in Ocala.

Click HERE to download the coupon.


Christ’s Starfish Foundation Golf Tournament Benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m., Gainesville Country Club

The Christ’s Starfish Foundation  supports children with non-cancer illnesses at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The organization is hosting its 4th annual golf tournament on Sept. 25. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and tee time is 1:00 p.m. Click HERE for the flier with more information.