In 1998, Hyundai Motor America started Hope on Wheels – a non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Since the conception of this idea 16 years ago, Hyundai has raised nearly 90 million dollars. This year, Preston is one of 820 Hyundai Dealers in the U.S. to be participating in the annual event.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so Preston Automotive Group Owner/President Dave Wilson Sr. has prepared to open up his wallet. Wilson Sr. along with Preston Hyundai will make a donation to the Hope on Wheels program for every Hyundai that is purchased from the Preston lot during the month of September. Not only that, but each of his donations will be matched by Hyundai Motor America! As a result, this is something that Preston Hyundai has been proud to participate in for many years.
One of the more ceremonial parts of the Hope on Wheels program are the symbolic handprints. On their website Hope on Wheels states that there is nothing more personal than a handprint. So, part of this program gives children who are currently battling cancer a chance to have fun and paint their handprint on a White Hyundai Santa Fe.
There are several ways that money is being collected. First and foremost are the donations from dealers matched by Hyundai Motor America. Secondly, there are 5K races setup in select locations around the country where all proceeds will go toward the Hope on Wheels foundation. There is also branded merchandise with the Hope on Wheels logo for sale on their website. And of course you could make a donation of any amount by visiting their website as well. However, if you have been thinking about a new Hyundai then now is the time to buy because Preston Hyundai will only be participating in this program until the end of the month!
We encourage you to check out their website and/or video above to find out more about this great foundation. Also, be sure to use the hashtag #endchildhoodcancer to spread further awareness about this program. It truly is a wonderful foundation that can have an impact on the lives of thousands of children. So, make sure to come out to Preston Hyundai to see what we are doing to help this worthy cause with your own eyes.