“Don’t kids matter? Aren’t we important? When I grow up, I will Let There Be GOLD.” – Faris D. Virani, age 8
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.
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!
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
Goes to YOU for creating golden ripples across the nation for childhood cancer awareness.