A Look Back at Let There Be GOLD 2019 – The Faris Foundation Quarterly

Thank you for shining bright with us!
The Faris Foundation Quarterly October 2019
Special Edition: Let There Be GOLD 2019 Recap

“Don’t kids matter? Aren’t we important? When I grow up, I will Let There Be GOLD.” – Faris D. Virani, age 8
Let There Be GOLD is The Faris Foundation’s response to childhood cancer.
Thank you for shining bright with us!
GOLD is the symbolic color for childhood cancer awareness, and September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of September, we engage the public and raise awareness of issues around childhood cancer, with the aim of bringing brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer. Here are some highlights from Let There Be GOLD 2019!
GOLD Parades at TCH 2019

The Faris Foundation’s GOLD Parades and celebrations took place throughout September at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Video from the GOLD Parades at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

With hearts full of gratitude, The Faris Foundation is happy and humbled to share that as a community, we together raised $720,000 to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer. Every dollar goes directly to transformative investments in childhood cancer research, as well as programs that bring delight and joy to the lives of children with cancer. Thank you for your incredible generosity. 

Community Engagement

Kids and families across the country participated in Let There Be GOLD by engaging, informing, and inspiring their communities to step up in support of children with cancer.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, The City of Sugar Land recognized The Faris Foundation and issued a proclamation designating September as “Let There Be GOLD” Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

The proclamation was accepted “on behalf of the angels who hover over us, gently telling us to stay brave in your heart, stay steadfast in your soul because through it all, Grace abides.”
– Asha Virani, Mommy to Chief Angel Officer Faris D. at The Faris Foundation

Video from the Proclamation Ceremony

We are grateful to Prime, our corporate partner and the 8,000 employees who served as advocates and champions for the cause. They rallied the participation of over 111,000 individual donors in 46 states!

 We are looking for our Art Fairy! 

Job Opportunity: The Faris Foundation Art Fairy (Art Therapist) at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. (Official job posting coming soon!)

This is part of our signature Art Is My Life program, which brings the delight and magic of art to children’s cancer centers, and has been made possible by your contribution in September.

Signing off with a Twinkling Thought 
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead

Gold Star
Goes to YOU for creating golden ripples across the nation for childhood cancer awareness.

Glow Baby Glow
We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Come visit or drop a line at info@thefarisfoundation.org. Help us to share the magic by inviting others to join our glowing community – forward this email to a friend and follow us on social media!