FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 – The 4th annual Hyundai Hope On Wheels® 5K Run/Walk benefiting CHOC Children’s was hold on Sunday, Sep 28 in respect of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 500 runners/walkers participated in a 5K during a Fountain Valley Sports Complex. Proceeds from a eventuality totaling $20,000 were presented to CHOC Children’s. The supports will be used to support a Hyundai Cancer Institute during CHOC Children’s.
“This year’s 5K was another good success interjection to a support of a sponsors and a Fountain Valley community.” pronounced Mickey Pong, Chairman of a Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “CHOC Children’s has been a long-time partner of Hyundai and it is an respect for us to continue to support their efforts to provide kids battling cancer.”
Sunday’s activities were kicked off by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of a KTLA 5 Morning News show, who served as a master of ceremonies, and actor Aedin Mincks who served as a luminary girl envoy alongside a Hope On Wheels National Youth Ambassador Kenny Thomas. The eventuality began with a Kids Dash before relocating into a 3.1 mile march (5K) via a Fountain Valley Sports Complex.
Following a 5K Run/Walk, member from Hyundai Motor America including Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, and Harry Han, Chief Executive Coordinator, were assimilated by city of Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo to flog off a post-race ceremony. During a ceremony, Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of a Hyundai Cancer Institute during CHOC Children’s, supposed a check for a deduction of a event. A Hope On Wheels handprint rite was hold to respect internal children battling cancer, including cancer survivor Kenny Thomas. Aedin Mincks also combined his titular handprint to a white 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a central car of Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
The eventuality noted a finish of Hyundai’s annual debate noticing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As partial of a efforts during September, Hope On Wheels awarded $9 million to support childhood cancer investigate during 36 children’s hospitals opposite a country.
5K member Kris Chacon placed initial altogether with a time of 17:05 and Jamie Giddens placed initial in a women’s multiplication with a time of 20:12. All competition formula are accessible during http://hyundaihopeonwheels.itsyourrace.com/results.aspx?id=222.
The eventuality was done probable with a inexhaustible support of a sponsors: Hyundai Motor America, Innocean Worldwide America, Hyundai Capital America, Buchalter Nemer, Cenveo, Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ivie, McNeill, Wyatt, Ketchum, MIND Research Institute, Miss Fountain Valley, PromoShop, Rainbow Environmental Services, RR Donnelley, and TELACU.
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