Hopkins doctor receives $75K award from Hyundai for work on childhood cancer

BALTIMORE, Md. - Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Pediatric Oncology of Baltimore with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. Christopher Gamper.

The award was for his work on improving immunotherapy against cancer, in hopes of bringing a powerful and less toxic tool to the armamentarium of pediatric oncologists and improving the chance of cure for children with refractory and relapsed cancers.

The check was presented during Hope On Wheels' signature Handprint Ceremony at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Pediatric Oncology. At the ceremony, Baltimore-area children affected by cancer dipped their hands in colorful paint and placed their handprints on a white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of Hope On Wheels, to commemorate their brave battles with cancer.

Tuesday's award is one of 40 Hyundai Scholar Grants that will total $3 million this year given to institutions across the country. By year-end, Hope On Wheels will surpass $72 million in donations to pediatric cancer institutions nationwide since its inception in 1998.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

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