Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children’s Hospital has received a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels®, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

The grant was officially presented to cancer researcher Dr. Luke Maese at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital on August 7. The gift will allow Dr. Maese and other caregivers practicing at Primary Children’s Hospital to continue to significantly advance children’s cancer care in the U.S.

Representatives from Hyundai and Primary Children’s joined community members, cancer patients, and cancer survivors at Primary Children’s Hospital to celebrate the generous gift. “This donation has the dual effect of allowing us to continue to provide outstanding care to patients, while accelerating research and discoveries,” said Dr. Maese.

“We are deeply grateful to Hyundai for helping to make our care for children with cancer excellent and accessible, comprehensive and compassionate,” said Dr. Richard Lemons, University of Utah Health and Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Director and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. “These generous donations help us to discover new ways to treat cancer, improve the future of children’s health, and keep the child first and always in all that we do.”

With this latest grant, Primary Children’s Hospital has received more than $2.2 million in total grants from Hyundai Hope on Wheels toward the goal of making childhood cancer history.

Patients battling cancer at Primary Children’s Hospital participated in the program’s signature Handprint Ceremony by dipping their hands in different colors of paint and placing them on a white 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. The result served as a representation of their individual and collective journeys, hopes, and dreams.