WARREN, NJ - Julianna Miller, Sana Mamtaney and Kristen Hamilton ran the fourth annual Stop For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk in memory of Mamtaney's cousin Nikhil Badlani.
 
The mission of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation ( Foundation) is to raise traffic safety awareness.  
 
 
Badlani died in a car accident in 2011 in South Orange when his father’s car was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a STOP sign.
 
According to the foundation's website,"Nikhil was a talented, fun-loving, caring and compassionate 11-year-old boy who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was eager to learn and always excelled in school. He was creative and expressed himself in music and theater. Most of all, his curiosity led him to constantly explore the world around him, always with a smile on his face. His friends and family remember Nikhil not just as a straight-A student and a gifted musician, but as a loyal and loving young man, always ready and willing to help others. His smile was infectious, and his sweetness was remarkable. During the short time he was with us, Nikhil truly touched the hearts of everyone he met."

 
 
The foundation will partner with state and local authorities by hosting events to promote awareness of traffic rules and improve traffic safety in residential areas, and by spreading the message “STOP means stop.” The Nikhil Badlani Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in July 2011.
 
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