MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW) will host two pediatric cancer survivors and a family member at The Super Bowl, which is being played this year in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4. The game day tickets were donated by Hyundai, a sponsor of the NFL, and awarded to 9-year old Peyton Raterman, a patient at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and 12-year old Sullivan “Sully” McGuire, a patient at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. Both are Osteosarcoma survivors. In addition, Hyundai will donate $100,000 to each of the hospitals to support their pediatric cancer programs.
Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has supported life-saving pediatric cancer research and created awareness about the disease. This year, HHOW marks its 20th anniversary milestone in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Super Bowl LII activities represent the official start of HHOW efforts to increase awareness and to fund new life saving research to end childhood cancer.
“As an official sponsor of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Hyundai is proud to give an opportunity for two local area pediatric cancer survivors to attend Sunday’s game,” says Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor America. “Since 1998, Hyundai owners have joined the company and its dealers in our fight to end childhood cancer. Together, we have funded more than $130 million in pediatric cancer research grants to children’s hospitals across the country. We could not think of a more fitting occasion than the Super Bowl to increase awareness about the disease in our Super Bowl commercial this year. We are also excited to have Peyton and Sully enjoy the game experience with us.”
Peyton and Sully are two courageous young cancer fighters who were selected because of their inspirational stories and personal efforts to raise awareness about the disease. Their own pediatric cancer stories are profiled on the HHOW website. In addition to game day tickets, each child receives VIP tickets to the NFL Fan Experience, tickets to the NFL Honors event, NFL memorabilia, and will take over the HHOW social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to post their game day experience.
“We are honored to present the first two Hyundai Hope On Wheels grants of 2018 in the amount of $100,000 each to The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and The Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. Both