Primary Children’s receives $50K from nonprofit to fund pediatric cancer research

Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 18, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY -- A nonprofit organization delivered a $50,000 check to Primary Children’s Hospital to help fund pediatric cancer research.

The Hyundai Hope on Wheels group presented the check to hospital leaders Tuesday morning.

Almost 100 years ago, Primary Children’s opened its doors to 30 children with chronic disease and disabilities.

Over the decades, the hospital has grown and is now recognized as home to a state-of-the-art cancer treatment program.

“We are recognized as one of the top pediatric centers in the country,” said Judy Geiger, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital. “We diagnose about three children a week with cancer. Primary Children’s has a survival rate for cancer of over 85 percent.”

Many of the current cancer patients were joined with cancer survivors in hand print ceremony. The prints represent giving a helping hand to children battling cancer across the nation.