In 2019, the OM Foundation plans on supporting research initiatives that specifically focus on the prevention of pediatric cancer, as well as supporting treatment options that preserve quality of life for children battling cancer. 

$150K Pledge from Om Foundation to Support Pediatric Cancer Research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J., November 25, 2019 – A $150,000 pledge from the Om Foundation will aid investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in examining a certain type of medication that impacts gene activity in the treatment of a form of pediatric brain cancer.   

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“Om always remained optimistic despite his struggle with cancer. Our family and the Om Foundation are pleased to know that through this research, Om will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of children battling cancer,” notes Ketul Parikh, founder of the Om Foundation and Om’s father.

The Om Parikh Memorial Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research that was established earlier this year to support this work at Rutgers Cancer Institute is named for Om Parikh, who died of oligodendroglioma, a rare brain tumor, at age 13 in 2018.