Hyundai Works To Raise Autism Awareness

When you're looking for a new vehicle to purchase or lease, do you consider the important impact that brand has on your community and communities around the United States? For the third year in a row, South Korean automaker Hyundai served as the title sponsor of Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks, an organization that brought together more than 30-thousand participants this year at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA to raise awareness about autism and raise money for increased research funding to better understand the developmental disorder.

Ruth Eisen, Executive Director and Associate General Counsel for Hyundai Motor America, explains the importance of the project, stating, "As the mother of a child with autism, I am proud to work for Hyundai and to see its commitment and compassion for children's health. Hyundai and I are honored to have been a part of the 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks and to help increase research for, and awareness of, autism to better the quality of life of the kids and families dealing with autism every day."1 Eisen kicked off the event with opening remarks about her own family's challenges with the disorder. A new Hyundai Tucson then led the way for walkers and runners as the 5k event's official vehicle.

Hyundai Motor America certainly cares about its drivers and the community at-large. And, with vehicles like the 2012 Tucson, the brand is sure to keep expanding and aiding even more community members across the country. For more information about the brand's initiatives, as well as updates on new Hyundai vehicles in the greater Mishawaka area, stay tuned here with Gurley Leep Hyundai, conveniently located at 5302 N Grape Road



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