STOP FOR NIKHIL 5K Run/Walk for Traffic Safety Awareness is 9/18

by The Village Green
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The following is from Sangeeta Badlani, President of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation:

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will host the 6th Annual USATF certified STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk to remember those who died and to honor those who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at West Orange High School.

Funds raised will support their ongoing programs to promote traffic safety awareness and provide music and academic scholarships to underserved children.

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was established in July 2011 to honor the memory of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani, who was killed in a car crash on June 11, 2011, when a driver ran a STOP sign.

As of July 31, 2016, there have been 326 motor vehicle fatalities in NJ, an increase of 9% from last year as per the State Police Fatal Accident Crash Statistics. This number does not include those that were seriously injured!! By participating in the Run/Walk you will help the foundation in their mission to save lives and reduce the number of injuries from motor vehicle crashes. Register, start a team or donate at

Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join you for a morning of fun at the STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk. The event will include Kids Fun Run, music, kids activities and food. Bicycle helmets will be custom fitted and given to the first 30 kids, courtesy of NJ Safe Kids. Awards will be presented to the team captain that raises the most funds and the team captain with the most team members, and to the top 3 male and female runners in each age group.

Thanks to our partnership with Essex County, participants will receive discounted admission to Turtle Back Zoo, Mini Golf Safari and Codey Arena on race day when they show their Run/Walk bibs.

To learn more about the Nikhil Badlani Foundation and its programs visit

We look forward to running/walking with you on September 18, 2016.

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