As the novel coronavirus continues to change the way we live, work and eat in the United States, one company has stepped up with a $2 million donation to Children's Hospitals throughout the U.S. that will help support testing sites for COVID-19.
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. and Children's Hospital of Orange County are the first three hospitals to receive $200,000 each that will go to COVID-19 testing for children who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer.
The donation is meant to help provide a safe and trusted way for children who are at high-risk of contracting COVID-19 to receive the care they need. Hyundai's Hope On Wheels program has supported the health and well-being of children with cancer since 1998.
“Hyundai is a company committed to improving the well-being of society and the health of children,” says Jose Munoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America. “In the last few weeks, our society has been challenged with a major pandemic that has had significant consequences to life, safety and well-being. Children who are diagnosed with cancer are particularly at high risk. Through our Hyundai Hope On Wheels program, we are committed to being a strong partner on behalf of children’s health and assisting during this time.”
The following children’s hospitals are the first three of ten to receive a $200,000 donation to support their Drive-Thru Testing Centers (additional hospitals to be announced):
- CHOC Children’s (Orange, CA)
- UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
- Children's National Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
“This is an unusual time in our nation as we combat the ravages of COVID-19 coronavirus,” says Scott Fink, HHOW Board Chair and Hyundai dealer-owner, Hyundai of New Port Richey (New Port Richey, FL) and Hyundai of Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel, FL). “Hyundai dealers across America unite with Hyundai to serve humanity, as we come together in this time of national crisis. Through our involvement with Hyundai Hope On Wheels, we know that children who are fighting cancer have weakened immune systems and are at a high risk for COVID-19. Together, we have directed additional resources to the various hospitals, who are arranging COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers at their facilities across the U.S.”
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