McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation Raises $70,000 for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Cancer Unit

Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Cancer Unit receives $70,000 donation from the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation.

Denver, CO, November 07, 2013 --( Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Cancer Unit, a national leader in pediatric cancer research and education, received a $70,000 donation on October 30, 2013 from the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation. A $20,000 increase from its previous year, the donation is a reflection of the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation’s commitment to serve the Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Cancer Unit and the thousands of kids who are undergoing pediatric cancer treatment.

"The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation is our fight to end pediatric cancer and the soul of our work at McDonald Hyundai," said Jon Bittrolff, General Manager of McDonald Hyundai. "With every dollar raised, we are one step closer to finding a cure for cancer. In just three year, we've now raised over $147,500.”

The formal check presentation was held at the McDonald Hyundai dealership just south of Denver in Littleton. The foundation invited representatives from each of the sponsors who participated in their third annual golf tournament to join for appetizers and drinks and to hear speeches from the Hyundai Hope Ambassador, Bella Hicks, and the Children’s Hospital Colorado representative, Jaqueline Owens Lindley.

“The foundation has been a huge success,” says Jon Bittrolff, General Manager of McDonald Hyundai and President of the foundation. “We are so grateful for our sponsors because they are the ones that make this possible!”

Established in 2011, the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation hosts an annual golf tournament at Blackstone Country Club in Parker, CO. This years’ annual golf tournament turned out to be the non-profit’s biggest turn-out yet with over 150 participants and sponsors.

The foundation’s ambassador Bella Hicks and new ambassador, Preston Kilzer spoke about how non-profits like the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation make a difference. Preston was diagnosed with cancer at the age of six and after undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado, he now stands side-by-side next to Bella as a cancer survivor.

The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation plans to continue their support for important causes such as this for years to come. To find out more about the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation or to make a donation please visit

About McDonald Hyundai Hope:
Established in 2011, The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of child cancer patients and their families in our community by encouraging a legacy of giving through charitable contributions.

About McDonald Hyundai:
McDonald Hyundai is a part of the McDonald Automotive Group. The McDonald Family has been selling and servicing vehicles from the Littleton location since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation.

About Children’s Hospital Colorado:
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation's top ten Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine, Children's Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states.
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