Children and young adults fighting cancer in our area are getting help thanks to a nationwide campaign.

St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute received a $50,000 grant today from Hyundai Hope on Wheels.

The funds will be used to hire what they call an adolescent navigator to help patients better deal with the difficulty of treatment.

Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in United States children, even though most of the common forms are curable.

Over the years the Hyundai program has donated $300,000 to St. Luke’s MSTI.