Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Grant to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation for Leukemia Research

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.

Contacts

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director
of Communications and Annual Giving
313-745-1933
Leslie.Fleming@chmfoundation.org