Automaker donates $75K to Buffalo hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – An automaker is giving a big boost to childhood cancer research in Western New York.

Hyundai’s “Hope on Wheels” program donated $75,000 to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Tuesday, local children affected by cancer placed colorful handprints on a new SUV.

Kaleida Health President and CEO Jody Lomeo said, “This car with the little handprints all over it, which I think is really cool for the kids. We have all these little handprints going throughout the United States, raising awareness for pediatric cancer is wonderful. To all those from Hyundai, I really do appreciate it.”

Since 2011, “Hope on Wheels” has donated more than $750,000 to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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