CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – A Chapel Hill doctor received $250,000 to help his research into a rare childhood cancer.
The money came from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to help Dr. Ian Davis research ewing sarcoma.
Ewing sarcoma is a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue.
The disease primarily affects children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20.
Cindy Rawls wants a cure for the disease so no one else will have to experience what her family has.
Her 16-year-old son Philip’s ewing sarcoma has been in remission for about a year.
“So that another parent doesn’t have to hear that your child has cancer or that your child has Ewings or that there is a cure for Ewings that could lead to a cure for any other childhood cancers,” Cindy Rawls said.
Hyundai has donated $100 million to cancer research in the last 17 years.
The company has donated to UNC since 2011.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.