Mission and Values 

Our MissioN

The Faris Foundation Brings

BRIGHTER DAYS and BETTER TREATMENTS

to children with cancer.

OUR VALUES

We follow the very words and the “heartprint” of our Chief Angel Officer, Faris D. Virani, and we hold our work to his same high standards: to be

bold, original, and transformative

in all that we do.

We put our values – Faris’ words – into action through our work, which is focused in three key areas: childhood cancer research, creative arts programs at children’s cancer centers, and public engagement and awareness around childhood cancer.

CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH

“Mommy, cancer is not hard.” – Faris D.

If a child can say that, then the cure for cancer can’t be hard. It requires conviction. It requires a community rallying around it. And it requires deep, transformative investment. 

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CREATIVE ARTS

“ART IS MY LIFE; WRITING IS IN MY BLOOD.” – Faris D.

Art was a powerful force of hope and healing in Faris’ cancer journey. This experience, along with a growing body of scientific research, confirms that art can be transformative in the lives of children and families. We bring the healing power of art – in all forms – to children with cancer through our unique art programs.

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PUBLIC AWARENESS 

“WHEN I GROW UP, I WILL LET THERE BE GOLD.”

– Faris D.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, represented by the gold ribbon. Faris was always bewildered why more people did not recognize and honor this symbolic color and its cause. Let There Be GOLD is our public engagement campaign – and our work to fulfill the wish of an angel.

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