Gary Rome Joins Board of Directors for Hyundai Hope On Wheels

Gary Rome, president of Gary Rome Auto Group, was sworn in as a member of the National Board of Directors of Hyundai Hope On Wheels on Wednesday July 20th. Rome, owner of Gary Rome Hyundai in Holyoke, will represent the Eastern Region and their 169 Hyundai dealerships.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing critical research aimed at improving treatments and saving lives. Hyundai Hope On Wheels is one of the largest non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 820 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has pledged $200 million in support of more than 1,000 childhood cancer research grants.

“Hyundai Hope On Wheels is honored to welcome Gary Rome to our board of directors. The leadership and vision that Gary brings will be instrumental in our mission to help young people who are fighting cancer and to fund vital research and support.” Said John Guastaferro, Executive Director, Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Genesis Inspiration Foundation.

“I want to make an impact and inspire others. I hope that my commitment and involvement in philanthropy and community outreach will be a power of example to others,” said Gary Rome. “But quite simply, it makes me feel good.”

2022 marks the 24th year of Hyundai’s fight against pediatric cancer. Gary Rome Hyundai has been an active supporter of Hope On Wheels each year, especially during the month of September, which is designated as pediatric cancer awareness month.

To learn more about Hyundai Hope On Wheels and research grants, please visit