OM Foundation

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Recent accomplishments of the OM Foundation include:

  • Covering the cost of health insurance for the three children of the DeLuca family, who lost their mother to cancer and whose father has been in a coma. 

  • Giving a sports scholarship to gymnast Ria Alathur to cover the cost of private coaching, classes, etc. Ria went on to win 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the U.S. Special Olympics. 

  • Supporting local cancer survivor Avery Moskowitz at Mayor Tamburro's September 2018 Proclamation in her honor, as well as at her Lemonade Stand fundraiser in October 2018. 

  • Giving out the OM Parikh Memorial Award to graduating 8th grader Nicholas Santos in June 2018.

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The 2018 OM Memorial 5K Run & Walk took place at Thompson Park on May 20, 2018 and saw a turnout of over 1500 participants supporting the cause, along with over 100 volunteers, making it one of the largest races in central Jersey history. On a day that was supposed to be rainy and cold, the sun came shining through the trees and made it obvious that Om was watching over the events of the day.

The 2018 OM Memorial 5K Run & Walk took place at Thompson Park on May 20, 2018 and saw a turnout of over 1500 participants supporting the cause, along with over 100 volunteers, making it one of the largest races in central Jersey history. On a day that was supposed to be rainy and cold, the sun came shining through the trees and made it obvious that Om was watching over the events of the day.

Om's eighth grade classmates decided to paint a mural in his memory on the Monroe Township Middle School wall, and have staff and students donate money to the Om Foundation to be able to sign the mural. The mural represents Om's everlasting legacy of positive attitude and kindness at the middle school, and in the community as a whole. 

In addition to the mural fundraiser, the Builders' Club at Monroe Township Middle School has decided to take on an ongoing project called "Om's Garden" to dedicate a garden in their friend Om's memory. The garden is located in the courtyard at the middle school, right across from the main office!

The Monroe Township Middle School donated $4,264 to the Hugs for Brady Foundation in loving memory of Om Parikh, with the money being directly used to fund the startup of a pediatric cancer research program at Robert Wood Johnson. 

Om's sister Yashaswi Parikh poses with cancer survivor Avery Moskowitz at Avery's proclamation.