The Washington Area Hyundai Dealers, The Washington, D.C. Auto Show, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s National Hospital come together annually to fight pediatric cancer through the Hyundai Hands On Hope Contest at The Washington, D.C. Auto Show.
For 44 hours, three employees from Children’s National Hospital and three employees from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center will attempt to remain in contact with a Hyundai vehicle in hopes of winning it, along with a $100,000 pediatric cancer research grant for their respective hospital.
If more than one contestant remains in contact with the vehicle, the remaining contestants will participate in a random draw where they will select a Hyundai key from a bowl. The contestant who pulls the key that starts the Hyundai will win.
The Hands On Hope Contest stems from Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to finding cures for pediatric cancer and that is one of the largest funders of pediatric cancer research in the country. The primary funding for this honorable organization comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 U.S. dealers, including the 25 Hyundai dealers within the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers.
“The Hyundai Hands On Contest has long been a hallmark event at our show,” O’Donnell said. “We are thankful for the continued generosity of The Washington Area Hyundai Dealers in supporting our local medical centers to help the most vulnerable among us in their greatest time of need.”
As in past years, attendees of the Auto Show will be able to watch, cheer on, and support the contestants throughout the contest during regular consumer show hours. It is both an exciting time for the participants, the involved hospitals, and the spectators.