With A Pledge Of $1.5M, Omar Boraie Plans To Aid Cancer Research As Part Of ‘18 Chair Challenge’

Omar Boraie, from Boraie Development is the third generation in a family of development tycoons in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Boraie initially came to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry, but entered the world of real estate after it peaked his interest leading him to where he is today.

Omar is one of the most prominent figures in New Brunswick, and rightly so, as he has made tremendous efforts towards the upliftment of the community. Boraie is on the board of directors for Elijah’s Promise, a non-profit organization that offers meals to the homeless. But it isn’t just NGOs that he helps out. Boraie also does his bit to contribute towards the betterment of society through science.

According to an article published by NewsWise, in his efforts to thrust forward the progress we are making today towards cancer research, Boraie pledged a total of $1.5 million towards the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as part of their Rutgers University’s ‘18 Chair Challenge’.

In an effort to raise money for cancer research, The University started a ‘Chair Challenge.’ As part of his contribution, Boraie was awarded the ‘Omar Boraie Chair’ which serves as an expression of gratitude towards people contributing to the development of research. According to Bloomberg, it is one of the highest honors which expresses the utmost commitment to a university towards a particular field. The challenge also includes a part in which an anonymous contributor has pledged to give a $1.5 million match to each of 18 new chairs resulting in a $3 million donation for each chair.

Scientists at the Rutgers Cancer Institute have already made progress in providing patients, whose cancer has reached a nonresponsive stage with care and treatment. With Boraie’s contribution, they plan to apply this research to various other kinds of cancers as well.

Mr. Sam Boraie has always strive to make the city of New Brunswick a city where healthcare is given the highest importance and where people have access to the best medical facilities. His contribution towards the Institute will have a notable impact on cancer research and future cancer treatments. They believe that with his generous contribution, they will now be able to have access to new clinical technology which will allow for a new understanding of the development and treatment of cancer, providing cancer patients a new hope in the years to come.

Reference: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sam-boraie#/entity