DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) has received a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research. The grant funds will support the work of Jeffrey Taub, MD, Chief, Pediatric Oncology, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, to focus on developing new therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia who have relapsed after treatment with standard chemotherapy.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is one of 45 recipients nationwide to receive a 2015 Hyundai Scholar Grant during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In all, Hope On Wheels will award $10.5 million in research grants this September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a long-time partner of the organization, has received $425,000 from Hope On Wheels since 2010.
“I am honored to receive this grant award from Hyundai Hope On Wheels,” said Dr. Taub “Their support of pediatric cancer research is essential to developing new treatments that may improve outcomes for children.”
“Support for pediatric medical research is vitally important. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to partner with Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine to support excellent clinical care, pediatric research that helps to discover new treatments that improve outcomes for children with cancer, and to train the next generation of physicians,” said Tony Werner, CHMF President and CEO. “We are all proud to join Hyundai Motor America as a partner in the fight against childhood cancer.”
The $250,000 grant to Jeffrey Taub, MD of Children’s Hospital of Michigan was officially presented during a Hope On Wheels Handprint Ceremony at Children’s Hospital of Michigan on Thursday, September 3, 2015. During the ceremony, the Hope On Wheels program commemorated metro Detroit-area children affected by cancer by capturing their handprints on a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson.
Visit www.facebook.com/chmfoundation/photos for ceremony photos. For more information about Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, visit www.chmfoundation.org. Additional information about Dr. Taub is available at www.childrensdmc.org/jeffreytaub. A complete list of Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2015 grant winners is available at www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org/September.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 27 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.