The Nikki Perlow Foundation was established to celebrate the life of a beautiful young woman, Nikki Perlow, the 21 year old daughter of Cliff and Amy and sister to Josh. Nikki grew up in a loving family, loved animals-especially horses, had a passion for all things fashion related and enjoyed sailing, lacrosse, basketball and softball.
She started experimenting with drugs as a teen and it soon turned into a battle to save her life. With support from her family, Nikki struggled to maintain sobriety-entering 4 thirty-day programs and a 12-month program. She was sober for 15 months and her family thought she had won the battle with this insidious disease. On July 9, 2007, one month shy of her 22nd birthday, Nikki died of an accidental overdose.
Her parents, brother, family and friends have joined forces to honor her memory by forming this foundation that aids young adults and their families struggling with the disease of addiction. The foundation offers financial, logistical and emotional support to those young adults, like Nikki.