The Faris Foundation Quarterly 🌻 Spring 2022

The Faris Foundation Quarterly
Spring 2022

Join The Faris Foundation at Kendra Scott Sugar Land to “Shop For Good” this Sunday, June 5 (National Cancer Survivors Day) from 1:00-3:00pm.

20% of proceeds will go to The Faris Foundation. Shop online on June 5th and 6th and use the code GIVEBACK-CBQNK at checkout to support our mission!

News and Updates

The Faris Foundation at Texas Children’s Cancer Center
In March, Jennifer Sullivan came on board as The Faris Foundation Art Therapist at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. As a board certified art therapist, Jennifer uses the power of creative expression to “uplift and transform narratives, and help patients bloom in color.” Jennifer will be working with children with cancer and their families to bring hope and healing through the arts.

The Faris Foundation Creative Arts Program at Ronald McDonald House Houston
Our first-of-its-kind Creative Arts Program at Ronald McDonald House Houston is in full swing! Led by a multidisciplinary team, this program integrates the arts into the life of the house by bringing daily opportunities for individual and collective creative expression, art-making, and healing. If you are interested in volunteering at our Art Parties at Ronald McDonald House, please contact Tiffany at tiffany@thefarisfoundation.org!

The Faris Foundation at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
Arik Mayer came to MD Anderson as a head and neck cancer patient seeking proton therapy. With support from Melissa Sandoval, The Faris Foundation Music Therapist at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, Arik left as a survivor and songwriter. Read more about Arik’s experience recording an album through treatment on the MD Anderson Cancerwise blog.

The Faris Foundation at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
As The Faris Foundation Creative Arts Therapies Fellow at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Sabrina Rodriguez (pictured above) has provided hundreds of individual art therapy sessions to patients and families. She also facilitates group and community programs, and has her own TV show – “Art with Sabrina” every Sunday on KidZone TV! Read the latest updates from Sabrina in the most recent edition of the Creative Arts Therapy newsletter here.

Events

Art Parties!
The Faris Foundation’s signature Art Parties are back in action, with two recent Art Parties at Ronald McDonald House Houston, as well as DIY Art Party Kits delivered to Texas Children’s Cancer Center and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Our next in-person Art Party will be in July at Ronald McDonald House – contact Tiffany at tiffany@thefarisfoundation.org if you would like to volunteer! (Volunteers at our Art Parties must be 18 years or older and provide proof of vaccination.)

The Faris Foundation Brighter Days Golf Classic
Swing to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer! Join us at our annual golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. Learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities here.

Signing off with a Twinkling Thought
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.’”
– Marty Rubin

Gold Star
Goes to Carrie Hassall, for sharing her creative ingenuity and mastery of craft with The Faris Foundation, bringing brighter days to children with cancer through her carefully curated care packages and visionary art activities.

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.