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    Hyundai Hope On Wheels Fights Childhood Cancer

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    I'm Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA.com. Chairman of the Hyundai Motor America National Dealer Advisory Council Kevin Reilly talks about Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels to fight childhood cancer came to be. Reilly: "Well Laura, it's a very interesting story and it involves of all things, baseball.  and so on about a little over 23 years ago, a group of Boston area Hyundai dealers they decided they wanted to raise money for pediatric cancer research to support Dana Farber out in the Boston area. So they donated $75 for every strike out  a Boston Red Sox pitcher threw and raised a good bit of money to support  Dana Farber. Now my father was friends with one of those Boston area Hyundai dealers and my father was chairman of Hyundai's national dealer council and he said you know what we need to take this nationwide. So this ultimately went national in 1998 when Hyundai Hope on Wheels was founded and as I said 23 years later and $185 million dollars, we've made a lot of progress." Go to Hyundai Hope On Wheels to learn more.  With today's Auto News, I'm Laura Reynolds.