On October 23, 2019 a team of special volunteers from Prime Communications joined us at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, to help create a galaxy of magic! With guidance and inspiration from guest artist Lauren Taylor, kids made their own shooting stars, complete with confetti pops, magic fluorescent paint, fiber optic lights, and a special wish […]
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. GOLD is the symbolic color for childhood cancer awareness, and September […]
The Faris Foundation Quarterly September 2019 Special GOLD Edition in Honor of National 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 […]
On February 15, 2019, The Faris Foundation held our first volunteer event at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Volunteers worked alongside children to create their very own artistic shields. Check out the video for the day’s highlights!
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 […]
Dr. Sujith Joseph, Senior Staff Scientist, and Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, Assistant Professor, both members of the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center have been awarded the Faris D. Virani Immunotherapy Scholar Award of $300,000 over two years, by The Faris Foundation. The research project titled, “Developing […]
(Originally published September 2014) In my household, the month of September and the passing of Labor Day used to mean tucking away my white jeans, getting the kids settled at school and ordering Halloween costumes. After my son’s cancer diagnosis in 2013, September will never be the same …EVER. The month now carries a sacred […]
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 […]