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Hope On Wheels Donates $50,000 to Pediatric Cancer Research

Austin Schuetz puts his print on the Hope On Wheels car.Madison, Wisconsin - Hyundai's "Hope On Wheels" tour stopped by American Family Children's Hospital Wednesday, August 10 and donated $50,000 to the pediatric cancer research of UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Dr. Christian Capitini.

Since 1998 Hyundai has contributed more $34 million to pediatric cancer research efforts in the United States. By naming Dr. Capitini a Hyundai Scholar with the donation, the company is bolstering his investigation of the STAT1 pathway inhibition, which he believes is key to treating leukemia.

"This is an exciting time for the hospital and for pediatric research," Dr. Capitini said. "This funding will allow our project to really be an innovative therapy for leukemia and bone marrow transplant, and it's support like this that makes this work possible."

"We're thrilled with our partnership with Hyundai and their help in achieving our goal of curing childhood cancer," said American Family Children's Hospital vice president Jeff Poltawsky.

The Schuetz Family

UW Health oncology nurse Kim Schuetz, accompanied by husband Jeff and son Austin, talks about her son's leukemia diagnosis and the significance of research donation programs such as Hope On Wheels.


Date Published: 08/10/2011

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