Our Mission

  • Bring smiles, positive attitudes and the power of perseverance to children, especially those dealing with a life-altering illness.

  • Promote cancer awareness through education about post-diagnosis as well as preventative measures.

  • Support research that focuses on preventing and/or terminating childhood cancer. 

  • Provide service opportunities to help students get involved in our cause.

  • Strengthen our community in coming together to support those in need. 

Key things done in 2020:

Support Pediatric Cancer Research:

  • Dr. Peter Cole, head of the pediatric cancer research department at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson, has been working with the Om Foundation to develop specific research projects focused on improving treatment options and quality of life for childhood cancer patients. The Om Foundation continues to provide funding for these projects.

Support Cancer Awareness, Prevention, & Education:

  • Working with the Rutgers University and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we sponsored 25 Monroe High School students to compete in Rutgers’ Oncology Olympiad.

  • We had approved funding for 40 Monroe Township Highschool students to attend BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Program (BOLD) camp at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson hospital. However, this was canceled due to the pandemic.

 

Optimism Program to spread smiles and positivity amongst students:

  • Sponsored the “Kindness Matters” seminar for 587 sixth grade students at Monroe Township Middle School.

  • Supported multiple projects to spread smiles and positivity during the February Month of Optimism at MTMS.

  • Gave out Om Parikh Memorial Award of Optimism financial award to both the High School and Middle School graduating seniors. This is a financial award.

  • Continued to support previously established programs at Monroe Township Middle and High Schools to spread positivity and optimism among students.

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