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Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Art Party at Texas Children’s Cancer Center

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 […]

Press Release: AT&T’s Largest Authorized Retailer Raises Record Funds for Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign

[Press Release via Business Insider] HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Prime Communications – AT&T’s largest authorized retailer – raised a record $1,000,000 for The Faris Foundation’s “Let There Be GOLD” campaign during September in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This nationwide effort in 2,000 stores across 46 states galvanized the support of over 111,000 customers, raising $720,000 in […]

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. GOLD is the symbolic color for childhood cancer awareness, and September […]

Special GOLD Edition – The Faris Foundation Quarterly

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 […]

A truly magical Milk and Cookie Stand!

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 […]

Immunotherapy Scholar Award presented by The Faris Foundation

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 […]

Blog Post: National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A Mother’s Perspective

(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 […]

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 […]