Omar Boraie, the leading real estate developer, and philanthropist from New Jersey has been playing a crucial role in transforming New Brunswick through his social initiates. In a report by Yahoo, he has been working for last few decades to rejuvenate the community of New Brunswick by renovating some properties in this area. While most of the people had given up their hope with this community and county, it was Boraie who had a clear vision and idea on how to improve the condition. Through his real estate development projects, he has changed the horizon of this community and now many people are considering New Brunswick as a place to start a new life. But Boraie is not satisfied with this only. He has some philanthropic initiatives through which he is helping the community. Very recently he has made a pledge of 1.5 million to the Rutgers Cancer Institute.
According to a news published in Newswise on October 21, 2015, the Rutgers University in New Jersey has initiated a campaign of 18 chair challenge, where it will create a total of 18 chairs named after donors and raise $3 million dollars for each of them. While genomic science and precision medicine have been making some revolutionary breakthroughs to treat cancer, it was always facing problems with funding. Some people including ex-President Barack Obama made a couple of initiatives to accelerates funding for cancer research. Also, the research institutes and universities are also coming forward with their campaign such as the 18-chair challenge from Rutgers Cancer Institute.
According to NY Times, as a part of this campaign, the Institute has created a chair named for Omar Boraie, and Omar has already made a $1.5 million pledge for this. Boraie was quite content with his commitment to support this noble reason, and he expressed his feelings to media by saying that his pledge will motivate others the support their research work. Omar himself has a keen interest in cancer research, and he also has a relevant academic background in chemistry as well. He is quite hopeful that the success of Rutgers Cancer Institute with precision medicine for patients with non-responsive cancer could be applied to other patients as well. Boraie has been a fundamental contributor behind reshaping New Brunswick as the “Health Care City, ” and his $1.5 million pledge to this cancer institute will certainly motivate others to come forward in the fight against cancer. For his effort, the Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute, Robert S. DiPaola has expressed heartfelt gratitude to Boraie and his family.