February 2024 ✨ The Faris Foundation Quarterly

From the desk of Faris D. Virani
Chief Angel Officer
The Faris Foundation

As we embark on our fifth year at The Faris Foundation, I can’t help but pause and reflect on how we got here! Our labor of love and faithfulness was borne out of the impeccable words bequeathed to us by our nine-year-old angel. Every day, his words guide and inform all that we do at the Foundation; they underpin our very ethos. He is indeed the Chief Angel Officer who leads, and we follow. 

Thank you for walking alongside us – it gives us the courage to continue to be bold, original, and transformative in all that we do. 

We look forward to the next five years as we continue with devotion and excellence in our collective mission to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer. 

As partners in our mission, we hope you will join us in celebrating this auspicious day by taking a moment to read (and share) our 2023 Impact Report

I have often said that there is no doubt that at The Faris Foundation, Heaven and Earth are working together. I bow in gratitude to the Grace that has carried us and to you for believing in our labor of love. 

Abiding hope,

Asha Virani, MD
Mommy to Chief Angel Officer, Faris D. Virani
The Faris Foundation

Run with The Faris Foundation to Help Kids with Cancer Cross the Finish Line!

Congratulations to the 30+ athletes who ran the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, and the We Are Houston 5K with The Faris Foundation in our first year as an official charity partner!

Our runners are set apart from the rest by a shared golden purpose: to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer.

Registration is now open for the 2025 Chevron Houston Marathon! Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, there is a place for you on our team.

Check out highlights from the 2024 race (including The Faris Foundation featured on local news). Thank you to the 500+ donors who helped us win $25,000 in the Chevron Houston Marathon Charity Challenge for the highest number of donations received during the contest period!

Run with The Faris Foundation

Signing off with a Twinkling Thought

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”

– Leo Tolstoy

Gold Star

Goes to the Lara family, for shining ever so bright with The Faris Foundation; from joining us at Houston City Hall for our Let There Be GOLD Proclamation, to getting their local bakery involved in raising awareness and fundraising in September, connecting us to other families to bring Good JuJu, to running with our team in the 2024 Aramco Houston Half Marathon, all while their own beautiful daughter underwent cancer treatment. We admire your courage and support and are inspired by your golden hearts.

 

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