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Sixth Annual "STOP for Nikhil" 5K Run/Walk to be Held in West Orange

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – One week from today, on Sunday, Sept. 18, the Nikhil Badlani Foundation will hold its sixth annual USA Track and Field certified "STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/Walk" to raise traffic safety awareness.

Funds raised will support the ongoing efforts of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to promote traffic safety awareness and 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 (not including serious injuries), an increase of nine percent from last year as per the State Police Fatal Accident Crash Statistics. Participating in the Run/Walk will help the foundation in their mission to save lives and reduce the number of injuries from motor vehicle crashes.

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Register, start a team or donate at www.stopfornikhil.org. 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 children, 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, as well as to the top three male and female runners in each age group.

Thanks to a 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.

Register, start a team or donate at www.stopfornikhil.org

To learn more about the Nikhil Badlani Foundation and its programs visit www.nikhilbadlanifoundation.org

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