Hyundai Hope on Wheels


Dave McCraken, VP and General manager of Kearny Mesa Hyundai, speaking at Rady Children's Hospital, 2018 

San Diego Hyundai Dealers Donate $200,000 to Rady Children's Hospital

 In its 20th year of joining the fight against childhood cancer, Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit, Hyundai Hope On Wheels, worked with local San Diego dealers to present the $200,000 Hyundai Young Investigator Grant to Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. The September 7th ceremony was held at the hospital with a presentation by Dave McCracken, Kearny Mesa Hyundai's General Manager, and was attended by local San Diego Hyundai dealers as well as Rady Children's Hospital medical staff and patients.

Each year, Dave McCracken makes it a point to attend Hyundai Hope on Wheels events. He said, "the impact behind Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Rady's is very special. I am very happy to speak on their behalf and be among the little heroes and their wonderful families."

Along with the check presentation, the ceremony featured the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Hero vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Each of the patients were able to put their handprints on the vehicle to show their fight against cancer. 

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 U.S. dealers. At the end of its 19th year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will have awarded more than $86 million toward childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.


Kearny Mesa Hyundai is a member of the Sunroad Automotive Group which includes 6 other dealerships in San Diego. The Sunroad Automotive Group has been proudly owned by a local San Diego family, for over 40 years, and continually gives back to support the local community. When you do business with the Sunroad Automotive Group you can expect to find a huge inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, access to a large group of lenders who offer great finance options and the exceptional customer service you deserve.


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributedthroughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide.


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