September 2020 – Special GOLD Edition, The Faris Foundation Quarterly

The Faris Foundation Quarterly September 2020
Special GOLD Edition in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

“Don’t kids matter? Aren’t we important? When I grow up, I will Let There Be GOLD.”

– Faris D. Virani, age 8

Gold is our color, September is our month 

Let There Be GOLD is The Faris Foundation’s response to childhood cancer. Our month-long campaign in September aims to raise awareness and build community around childhood cancer.

Let There Be GOLD 2020 Video

During this challenging time, we can still find ways to unite and shine bright for kids with cancer. Learn about this year’s campaign at, and check out our GOLD Guide to find ways to get involved! We hope you will carry the gold spirit with you throughout the month, shine your light, spread the word, and above all show up for kids and let there be GOLD!

Swag Store
Show your support with our limited-edition Let There Be GOLD gear! Our Swag Store has shirts, hats, masks and totes for the whole family. All proceeds will go directly to support the programs of The Faris Foundation.

Social Media
Follow us on social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram) for our 30-day digital campaign this September, and try out our Facebook and Instagram frames and filters, and Zoom backgrounds! Our full social media toolkit is available here.

TFF Art Pass 
This year, we’ve integrated new public art initiatives into our GOLD programming!

Art is Hope
Our inaugural juried art competition and exhibition for childhood cancer awareness, curated by Lauren Taylor, received over 60 entries from artists all across the world – from South Korea to Australia to Ireland, and beyond! We invite you to gather your family and come visit our virtual gallery. May you be inspired by the many visions of “art is hope” on display and see why one of the key pillars of The Faris Foundation is the belief that every child with cancer should have access to art as a part of their treatment plan. You can also access an exclusive tour with the exhibition curator, Lauren Taylor. If you would like to support The Faris Foundation and the participating artists by purchasing an artwork, please contact Lauren. Our gratitude to each of the artists for submitting their beautiful pieces and to our judges. Competition winners to be announced in September.

Art in GOLD
The Faris Foundation presents a shiny new series of family art workshops, with a new episode premiering every Saturday in the month of September. Tune in here for Episode One on Saturday, September 5.

Pop Up Art Installation with Artist Anat Ronen 
Keep an eye on our social media for an upcoming GOLDEN collaboration with famed artist Anat Ronen!

Our GOLDEN Partner – Prime Communications, AT&T’s Largest Authorized Retailer

For the fourth year in row, the Prime platform of nearly 2,000 AT&T stores in 46 states will “Let There Be GOLD” through their in-store and community based awareness and fundraising campaign. You’ll know you’re at a Prime AT&T location not only by the gold adorning the store, but by the gold in the hearts of the 6,000+ employees who show up, shine their light, and lead the way to brighter days and better treatments for children with cancer. If you visit a GOLDEN store this month, be sure to give the team an “air” high-five and take a pic to capture the golden spirit!

Signing off with a Twinkling Thought 
“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
– Maya Angelou

Gold Star
Goes to the children and families affected by childhood cancer, who show incredible courage and strength with golden hearts full of hope.
Glow Baby Glow
We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Drop us a line at Help us to share the magic by inviting others to join our glowing community.