December 2022 ✨ The Faris Foundation Quarterly

The Faris Foundation Quarterly

December 2022 ✨

Season’s Greetings from The Faris Foundation!

Thank you for your partnership in our mission to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer and thank you for being part of our glowing community. Here are just a few milestones YOU made possible in 2022:

  • 2 Clinical Trials in progress, and a new grant of $750,000 to support research in immunotherapy to treat diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs), a pediatric brain tumor that is typically fatal within a year
  • 1000s of Art and Music Therapy sessions provided to patients and families
  • 70 Good JuJu Care Packages curated and delivered with love
  • 300 art teachers activated as gold ribbon ambassadors, bringing the message of Let There Be Gold to over 200,000 students

For a comprehensive view of our impact in 2022, stay tuned for our annual Impact Report, to be released on February 1, 2023.

We are especially grateful to AT&T and Samsung, the presenting sponsors of our 2022 Brighter Days Golf Classic, for their generosity and leadership. We raised a record-breaking $818,000, with 83 sponsors and a full roster of 54 teams playing for a golden cause. And congratulations to the tournament champs and first-ever winners of the Gold Jacket, ApexOne Investment Partners!

Save the date for next year’s Brighter Days Golf Classic: October 16, 2023, in Sugar Land, Texas.

On The Horizon

Call for Volunteers: Noon Year’s Eve Party at Ronald McDonald House Houston

Saturday, December 31 2022
11:30am-1:30pm (volunteers requested to arrive at 11:00am)

Help us ring in 2023 with our friends at Ronald McDonald House Houston! The Faris Foundation is hosting a very special New Year’s celebration, complete with crafts, games, lunch, and of course, a balloon drop at noon! Volunteers must be 18+ and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks required. To sign up, please contact Carrie Hassall at

Run with TFF in the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon

The Faris Foundation is an official charity partner for the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon! You can support our mission to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer by running in the full marathon, half marathon, or 5k. More details on how to join our team coming soon, or email Carrie to learn more!

As Faris said, “Winning is the only option.”

The Faris Foundation Art Studio at Texas Children’s Cancer Center

We are thrilled to announce that Minneapolis-based artist Ashley Mary has been selected to design and install a one-of-a-kind mural within The Faris Foundation Art Studio at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Ashley has previously collaborated with clients such as Google, Starbucks, Nickelodeon, and West Elm to create works that inspire play, whimsy, and delight. We look forward to opening the art studio and unveiling the mural in early 2023!

The Faris Foundation Mobile Recording Studio at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital 

The new Faris Foundation Mobile Recording Studio will soon make its debut in the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital! The cart is fully equipped with the latest music recording technology and includes a professional microphone, noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones, a MIDI keyboard, a launchpad, and a MacBook Air. With the launch of the mobile studio, The Faris Foundation Music Therapist will be able to meet patients and families where they’re at and work with them to record and produce studio-quality music.

Spread Good JuJu!

During his hospital stays, Faris’ family and friends showered him with toys and gifts. He told his family that he already had all he needed, so instead of keeping the gifts for himself, Faris joyfully redistributed them to his floor mates at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. In Faris words, “always give love.”

The Faris Foundation continues Faris’ legacy of giving love through our Good JuJu Care Packages. Carefully curated and uniquely personalized, our Brighter Days Care Packages are delivered with love to children with cancer. You can be a part of this magic by sponsoring a care package with a donation of $200 or more.

If you would like to request a care package for a child with cancer, you can fill out the form on our website and we will deliver pure magic on your behalf!

Signing off with a Twinkling Thought
“Winter…is a time to gather golden moments…”
– John Boswell

Gold Star
YOU are on Santa’s nice list for shining bright with us in 2022! Stay sparkly!

Glow Baby Glow
We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Come visit or drop a line at Help us to share the magic by inviting others to join our glowing community.