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Washington Auto Show and Washington Area Hyundai Dealers Team Up to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of “Hands-On Contest”

Washington Auto Show and Washington Area Hyundai Dealers Team Up to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of "Hands-On Contest" 1

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2019, The Washington Area Hyundai Dealers, The Washington Auto Show, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s National are teaming up to assist in combat pediatric cancer via the Hyundai Hands-On Contest at the 2019 Washington Auto Show. A longtime staple of The Washington Auto Show, the Hyundai Hands-On Contest calls for hearty contestants to remain in constant touch with a Hyundai car over a couple of days, all with the desire to ride away in an emblem-new 2019 Hyundai Kona SEL.

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This year’s contest is “Hands-on Hope: 50 Hours for $50,000.” Contestants will compete for a state-of-the-art 2019 Hyundai Kona SEL over the 50-hour contest duration. What is new about the competition in 2019 is that this yr’s six contestants could be decided on from a pool of personnel from Georgetown Lombardi and Children’s National– three contestants will form “Team Georgetown Lombardi,” and three will shape “Team Children’s National.” As part of this contest, the institute where the triumphing contestant works will obtain a $50,000 study to transport us toward a cure for most pediatric cancers.

The assertion of the brand new application changed these days through Washington Auto Show President and CEO John O’Donnell and Kevin Reilly, owner of Alexandria Hyundai and representative of the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers.

“The Hyundai Hands-On Contest has long been a trademark event at our display,” O’Donnell stated. “We are proud that it will use this competition to show off the critical work that our nearby clinical facilities do to help the most inclined among us of their finest time of want.”

“Hyundai has an extended history of helping the fight against pediatric cancer, and now the Hyundai Hands-On contest will contribute to that fight, reaping the rewards of two innovators in this discipline, Georgetown Lombardi and Children’s National,” Reilly stated. “The Washington Area Hyundai dealers are proud to assist with this high-quality painting and excited that considered one of their employees will power away in a brand-new 2019 Hyundai Kona SEL.”

Contestants will nonetheless be required to stay in touch with the Hyundai Kona always during the 50-hour lengthy opposition, with the handiest 15-minute breaks every three hours. The contest winner will get hold of an emblem-new 2019 Hyundai Kona, one of the freshest CUVs in the marketplace (and winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year) from the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers.

If multiple men or women continue to be in touch with the car on giving up the 50 hours, all remaining contestants will choose a Hyundai key from a bowl. One of the keys will begin the car, and the contestant with that key will win both the Hyundai Kona for themselves and the $50,000 pediatric cancer research grant for their exact middle. The institute that does not have the prevailing employee on its team will obtain pediatric cancer studies for $10,000. Auto Show attendees could observe the contest even as it is ongoing during public show hours, as in past years.

“In addition to awarding a cutting-edge Hyundai Kona to the contest winner, as well as awarding $60,000 in pediatric studies grants together to neighborhood researchers, the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers look to convey awareness to the need to growth funding for pediatric cancer research” Reilly stated.

Hyundai dealers within Washington, D.C. Place, and the duration of America guide Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a 501(c)(3) non-earnings enterprise dedicated to finding a therapy for pediatric cancer. Hyundai Hope on Wheels is one of the biggest non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research within you. S. A ., the number one investment for Hyundai Hope on Wheels, comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 835 U.S. Dealers, along with the nineteen Hyundai sellers comprising the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels has provided over $three million in grants to Children’s National and Georgetown Lombardi (over $1.6 million in offers to Children’s National and over $1.4 million in grants to Georgetown Lombardi). Since its inception in 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has contributed over $145 million to combat pediatric cancer.

“Hyundai Hope On Wheels has fueled a number of the maximum promising cancer research tasks underway at Children’s National,” stated Jeffrey Dome, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National. “We are thankful to Hyundai Hope on Wheels — and all the dealerships right here and across the united states of America — for their partnership and generous assistance for pediatric oncology research.”

Jeffery Toretsky, MD, a pediatric oncologist and researcher at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and beyond recipient of furnish investment from Hyundai, says such awards allow him and his lab to be extra imaginative, even though techniques fail.

“If pediatric oncologists do not aggressively pass after novel techniques to developing drugs which are vital for concentrating on adolescent cancer, no one will. Our paintings targeting the ‘undruggable’ have caused a modern-day scientific trial in Ewing sarcoma. Hyundai Hope on Wheels has supplied resources for my team to go looking out of doors the box so that you can reap new approaches to treat cancer in each child and young adult,” Toretsky stated.

The Washington Auto Show occurs at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.

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The 2019 Washington Auto Show opens to the general public on Friday, April 5, and runs via Sunday, April 14. It is one of the five pinnacle automobile shows in the United States and is the largest indoor customer event in the District of Columbia. The show is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, wherein more than 35 automakers will show over 600 motors.