The money comes from Hyundai's "Hope on Wheels" program. Five dollars of every new Hyundai sale nationwide goes to the charitable program. The president of Tony Hyundai says childhood cancer survivors grow up faster than most kids.
"You can tell that they have a totally different outlook and appreciation of life. It's unfortunate that they get childhood cancer but as they get through it, they become better people for it" said Stan Masamitsu.
"Every year 35 to 50 children in Hawaii are diagnosed with cancer and at any given time at Kapiolani, we are treating 135 children for cancer. Cancer has a great recovery rate if we treat is soon enough. We are able to cure about 80 percent of children with cancer" said Martha Smith, chief operating officer for Kapiolani Medical Center.
After the check presentation, some of Kapiolani's young cancer patients got to have some fun. They dipped their hands in paint and put them on a brand new white Hyundai Santa Fe.
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