LEZLIE STERLING / lsterling@sacbee.com

Kourtney Lampedecchio’s face is immobilized in a white mesh mask as she undergoes radiation treatment for a tumor in her neck at the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento.

Hyundai donating $75,000 to UC Davis Cancer Center to battle pediatric cancers

Published: Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013 - 10:45 am

Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit dedicated to research on childhood cancers, and Sacramento-area Hyundai dealers on Monday will present $75,000 to the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento.

A Hyundai Scholar Grant will go to Dr. Jay Balagtas for his work to establish a pediatric long-term survivor clinic and expand the Passport for Care program.

The UC Davis center is one of 40 recipients of 2013 grants, which aim to help recipients pursue research and implement clinical programs to improve the lives of children battling pediatric cancer.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels has donated more than $70 million since its inception in 1998. Over that time, UC Davis Cancer Center has received $410,000 from Hope On Wheels.

Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea, is based in Costa Mesa.

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