April 16, 2015

Established in January 2014 as part of Hyundai Motor Company’s global CSR program, ‘Moving the World Together’, the partnership provides grants to a range of organisations focused on delivering assistance to children and the families who support them – through sport, culture, education, health, community engagement, and social welfare initiatives.

Two new initiatives will join the roster of beneficiaries receiving financial and/or vehicular assistance from Hyundai Help for Kids, allowing each organisation to commence their efforts supporting young Australians.

For the past five years, Hyundai has worked with the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation on a number of initiatives helping to raise over $265,000 to date. Taking the relationship to a new level and creating ‘a partnership in discovery’, the Hyundai Help for Kids Cancer Research Project has been established together with Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation, to create a distinct research project focused on childhood cancer. The research project will be jointly undertaken at the Kids Cancer Centre (KCC) at Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Centre (CCC) at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, both of which are at the forefront of paediatric oncology clinical research. Seeking to fast-track a breakthrough in finding a cure for childhood cancers, three leading researchers will be appointed to focus on uncovering new treatments for children with cancer and leukaemia, both for newly diagnosed and relapsed patients. The research will also focus on developing Personalised Cancer Care for High Risk Cancers, whereby treatment response in patients will be intimately measured, monitored and managed.

Hyundai Help for Kids joins the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation as proud Naming Rights Partner in the Hyundai Help for Kids Cancer Research Project, providing monetary funding to help facilitate research initiatives, as well as a vehicular grant.

Kids Research Institute’s Bone Injury Project, located at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, is currently undertaking ground-breaking research to improve outcomes for children with bone injury and disease, using 3D printing technology. This unique program uses cutting edge innovations with a view to reducing  the time frame to mobilisation after fracture from 3-4 weeks to just 3-4 days. This will significantly contribute to the wellbeing of patients not only in Australia, but across the world. These bio-absorbable bone implants will reduce the need to use metal rods for complex bone injuries, preventing repeat operations. 3D bone models mapped by a patient’s CT and MRI scans can also be used for pre-operative planning. As a proud Premier Partner of the Bone Injury Research Project, Hyundai will provide the program with financial support to purchase new equipment for the Orthopaedic Implant 3D Design Laboratory located at Westmead.

The Hyundai Help for Kids initiative will also offer a ‘regional’ funding program specifically created to provide much needed assistance to niche projects that fall short of receiving conventional charitable support. These programs will operate through the regional Hyundai offices, and will benefit from the greater resources of the existing mainstream central resource.

A number of existing beneficiaries will see their partnership with Hyundai Help for Kids continue or expand in 2015. Little Wings, Clown Doctors, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Motorvation and the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation will all benefit from further investment into their ongoing programs.

These Hyundai Help for Kids projects will join existing beneficiaries Redkite, Life Education Australia, Camp Quality, Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy, AEIOU Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, John Maclean Foundation, Make-A-Wish™, Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children – Indigenous Outreach Program, Hyundai Goals for Grassroots and the Hyundai HyTech Donation Program.

Whether it’s offering hope, extending a hand, teaching a child, lending an ear, carrying a load or simply sharing a smile – Hyundai Help for Kids is there for young Australians and their families.

To date Hyundai Help for Kids has raised over $1,700,000 for not-for-profit organisations supporting Australians under the age of 18, via 50:50 Hyundai and Hyundai Dealer Network contributions made from every new vehicle* sold in Australia from 1st January 2014.

To see Hyundai Help for Kids in action, and review some of the outstanding results the organisation and their recipient partners have achieved over the last year visit:http://hyundaihelpforkids.com.au/video

Since the program was launched in 2014, Hyundai Help for Kids has received overwhelming interest from charities and organisations submitting applications to seek support from the program. As a result we have temporarily ‘rested’ the application process to allow us to concentrate on supporting our existing partnerships. From 1 January, 2015, new recipients will be independently sought and assessed by Hyundai Help for Kids management and CSR Committee with the assistance of Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the national Hyundai Dealer Network.

A dedicated communications and resource hub for the Hyundai Help for Kids program, including a suite of social media outlets, offers connectivity points with the organisation, its partners and their ongoing work.

For further information about Hyundai Motor Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and for all information related to the Hyundai Help for Kids initiative visit:

Website www.HyundaiHelpforKids.com.au
Facebook https://www.Facebook.com/HyundaiHelpForKids
Twitter https://Twitter.com/HMCAHelpForKids
Instagram http://instagram.com/hyundai.help.for.kids

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