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Newsletter #3: The Faris Foundation in bloom

The Faris Foundation Quarterly May 2019 “For this is May, and the whole world sings, gleams, as if it were basted in butter.” – Barbara Crooker News and Updates Since our official launch on February 1, 2019, we have been moving full-steam ahead with our commitment to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with […]

Slam dunk success! 3v3vCancer Tournament at Rice University raises over $18,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

In March 2019, 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 […]

On the road to a cure: 5 years of childhood cancer research at the Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center

Five years ago today – on February 13, 2014 – the Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center at Texas Children’s Cancer Center was established, with initial seed funding from the piggy bank of Faris D. himself. Guided by the same values embodied by Faris – bold and original thinking, an indomitable spirit, and an enterprising […]

Newsletter #2: Hello, World! Announcing the Launch of The Faris Foundation

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With hearts full of joy, we are so excited to announce the official launch of The Faris Foundation, on this day: February 1st, 2019. We chose February 1st, as it holds a special significance in our lives – it marks the auspicious day Faris D. arrived and graced our home and lives forever with his […]

Press Release: Prime Communications Answers the Call for Childhood Cancer Research

Prime Communications Answers the Call for Childhood Cancer Research $300,000 raised at AT&T stores to fund innovative research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center *For media inquiries and images: Anjum Asharia,, 281-799-5238* HOUSTON Nov 2 2018 – Prime Communications made a very special delivery last week at Texas Children’s Hospital — a donation of $300,000 […]

Blog Post: Why September is Important by Dr. David Poplack

Texas Children’s Cancer Center is the largest pediatric cancer center in the nation and we have a three-part mission to pursue excellence in patient care, research and education. In September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we have the opportunity to raise awareness for childhood cancer and to honor our courageous young patients by “Going Gold,” […]