All Children's cancer research getting $250K Hope Grant from Hyundai

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

All Children's Hospital is getting a $250,000 grant for childhood cancer research from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program and St. Petersburg-area Hyundai dealers Tuesday.

Dr. Gregory Hale will receive the Hope Grant for his work on the generation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes for treatment of Epstein Barr reactivation and lymphoproliferative disease after transplantation.

A ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the outpatient care center at All Children's Hospital, 601 5th Street So. in St. Petersburg.

A check will be officially presented at that time, and children affected by cancer will dip their hands in colorful paint and place their handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe Sports, the official vehicle of the Hope on Wheels program.

During National Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will donate $10.25 million to support 41 pediatric cancer center projects at Children's Oncology Group member institutions across the country.

By the end of 2013, Hope On Wheels will surpass $72 million in donations to pediatric cancer institutions nationwide since its inception in 1998.