UF Childhood Cancer Researchers Receive $250,000 Grant from Hyundai (9/26/2012)

Published: September 21st, 2012

Category: News and Events

Please plan on attending the Hyundai Hope on Wheels To Award $250,000 Grant to UF team of Childhood Cancer Researchers – Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:00 am.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Gainesville-area Hyundai dealers will award University of Florida cancer researcher Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D., a 2012 Hyundai Hope Grant to support his childhood cancer research.

The $250,000 grant will be presented Sept. 26 to Bolch at a Handprint Ceremony at the Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida. At the event, young cancer patients will place their handprints on a white 2012 Hyundai Tucson to commemorate their brave battles with cancer.

Bolch is a professor in the UF departments of nuclear and radiological engineering and biomedical engineering, and a member of the UF Shands Cancer Center. His research focuses on bone tumors in pediatric patients.

What

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Hope Grant Ceremony at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida

When

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Where

Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida
(East lobby closest to the Pediatric Emergency Room – by the history wall and Gift Stop)

1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Who

Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Gainesville-area Hyundai dealers and a team of University of Florida cancer researchers led by Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D.

Why

To present University of Florida with $250,000 check to fund childhood cancer research.

How

Gainesville-area children affected by cancer will place their handprints in colorful paint on a canvas and a 2012 Hyundai Tucson to commemorate their brave battles with cancer.