“For this is May, and the whole world sings, gleams, as if it were basted in butter.”
– Barbara Crooker
News and Updates
WORK IN PROGRESS | Art fairy
We have been bubbling over with enthusiasm and excitement as we further develop and give shape to “Art Is My Life,” our signature creative arts program for children affected by cancer. As a pilot project at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the program seeks to uniquely support an “Art Fairy” (art therapist) to foster creative community, hope, and joy with children and families at the Center. We invite you to share your input and insight with us in this planning process! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SLAM DUNK SUCCESS | Rice University students raise over $18,000 for childhood cancer research through the school’s first-ever 3v3vCancer basketball tournament
In March, sports management students at Rice University organized an inaugural 3v3VCancer basketball tournament, the school’s first-ever fundraiser for childhood cancer research. 32 teams participated (with players from the Rice student body, faculty, and beyond), and the event raised over $18,000! These funds will directly support much-needed childhood cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Once again, young people are leading way!
BEYOND SWEET | Creative kids set up a Milk and Cookie Stand, in support of The Faris Foundation
A truly magical Milk & Cookie Stand from two brothers, Kaden and Dean Vellani (ages 6 and 4), who decided that only 4% of our national cancer research budget going towards childhood cancer is NOT enough. And so they put into action their irresistible idea: a Milk & Cookies community event, which raised over $2000 that will go directly to improving the lives of children with cancer! Thank you to these amazing young leaders for making such a difference in the world, and for building momentum for more to come! Contact us if you would like to host your own Milk and Cookie Stand – it’s a delicious way to support us and the children and families we serve.
CELEBRATE EVERY HOLIDAY | Modern party supply store Emerson Sloan shines a light on childhood cancer
We are so honored that Emerson Sloan chose to benefit The Faris Foundation, generously donating 10% of sales during the opening weekend of the store’s new Memorial location. Thank you to owner Kim Etheridge and her team for helping us brighten the lives of children with cancer!
When: Friday, June 14 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Texas Children’s Cancer Center
RSVP: email@example.com; space is limited and filling up fast!
Signing off with a Twinkling Thought
Goes to Tim Riesman, for sharing cool ideas and crafty projects to bring to kids at the cancer center.