Hyundai adds $75,000 to its Cook Children's contributions
Hyundai Motor America, part of the South Korean auto maker, awarded a physician at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Medical Center a $75,000 Scholar Grant on Tuesday, bring its charitable giving to the hospital to $340,000 since 1998. The award went to Dr. Karen Albritton "to support her project to develop a systematic program of adolescent and young adult psycho-oncology support" during their cancer treatment and recovery. Hyundai's Hope on Wheels program, a not-for-profit focused on curing childhood cancer, will donate $14 million to children's hospitals this year, it says, which will bring its total giving to more than $72 million in 15 years. In these photos provided by Cook Children's from the Tuesday event, Rebekah Gason (left) makes her mark on a Hope on Wheels vehicle, and Wade H. Brockway (above) described the role of support in his own treatment at Cook as a youth.
-- Jim Fuquay