June 29, 2011 5:43 AM
New Wave staff
Patients of the Tulane Hospital for Children dipped their hands in bright paint and placed them on a new Hyundai Santa Fe to celebrate a $40,000 Hyundai Scholar grant to support pediatric cancer research. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)
A little patient wearing a protective mask gets help making his mark at the event in the lobby of Tulane Medical Center on Tuesday (June 21).
Lexi Moore, 9, gives a grin as she holds up a Hope on Wheels button at the event announcing the grant provided by South East Louisiana Hyundai Dealers and Hyundai Hope on Wheels.
Members of the news media interview Tulane pediatric oncologist Dr. Julie Kanter-Washko about the Hope on Wheels grant that will support her research of neurological function and recovery among children who have battled brain cancer.
Hope on Wheels is the united effort of Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 dealers across the United States to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $34 million to childhood cancer research since 1998.
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