CHICAGO - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
On Tuesday, Lurie Children's Hospital received $350,000 to support pediatric cancer research in Chicago.
The money was presented by Hyundai's Hope on Wheels, which helps hospitals fight against pediatric cancer.
A Bloomington sixth-grader, who is fighting cancer, told his story and shared how donations do more than just fund research. They also bring moments of hope.
"Over the course of my treatment I had numerous chemo infusions, hospital stays and 28 spinal taps and there were a lot of scary moments, but there's great memories like celebrating my birthday with an editable LEGO cake," said Oliver "Oli" Foster.
This year, Hyundai's nonprofit organization is set to surpass $225 million in total grant funding in its 25th year helping kids fight cancer.