Fajr Memorial Foundation has the central objective to help ensure another young life is not lost due to drowning.
Every year in United States of America drowning is a leading cause of death.
In New York State drowning is the #1 cause of unintentional deaths of children less than 5 years old.
Drowning is the #2 cause of death in children between the ages of 5-14.
6 out of 9 minority children are killed by drowning.
Approximately 760 children die each year as a result of unintentional drowning.
Fajr Memorial Foundation seeks to change these statistics.
The organization is named in honor of Fajr Javid, a selfless nine year old girl from New York City.
Fajr drowned on June 26th, 2010 after giving her life vest to a younger child saying, "You need this more than me ".
Friends and family of Fajr Javid helped to establish this organization to help recognize her ultimate sacrifice.
The Fajr Memorial Foundation strives to break racial, religious and financial barriers.
FMF wants to help all people learn how to swim and learn more about how to protect children around water. The foundation has material that will help educate parents on water safety. FMF also has information seminars at local area schools to teach water safety and drowning prevention tips.