The Faris Foundation
$55,668.00 raised
$50,000.00 goal
A MESSAGE FROM The Faris Foundation

“Mommy, Cancer is not hard.” Faris D. Virani, Age 6


Did you know that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death in children in our country? And despite this stark fact, only 4% of our national cancer budget goes specifically for children with cancer. This is unacceptable.


When Faris was diagnosed at the age of 6, with a rare bone cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, he told his family “cancer is not hard.” If a child can say that - then surely the cure can’t be hard. It requires conviction and a community coming together.


The Faris Foundation is led by its Chief Angel Officer, Faris D. Virani, whose words guide, inspire, and inform everything we do. Our mission is singular and bold: to bring brighter days and better treatments to children with cancer. Our key program areas are childhood cancer research, creative arts programs in children’s cancer centers, and public awareness and education around childhood cancer.


By joining our team, you are showing up for kids with cancer. You are giving hope. And with hope, brighter days are possible.


You are going to the finish line for children with cancer and run with a golden heart for the cause.


I believe in brighter days. How do I sign up?


Fundraise for Registration (FFR)


Join our team and commit to raising a minimum of $750 for the half or $1,000 for the full marathon. The Faris Foundation covers the cost of your registration fee. This will secure a guaranteed entry in the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Half Marathon on Sunday, January 14, 2024.


HERO Registration


Be a HERO by making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350 plus the cost of registration (Marathon: $140 / Half Marathon: $125) to The Faris Foundation.


Just Fundraise


You’re not a runner, but you want to shine bright for children with cancer. You have a golden heart for the cause and ready to inspire others through your personal fundraising page.




You’re not a runner, but you want to shine bright for children with cancer. You have a golden heart for our mission.


Corporate Sponsorship


By joining as a corporate sponsor, your organization is investing in HOPE for brighter days and better treatments for children with cancer. You have a golden heart for the cause and using your platform to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.


For more information


Please reach out to Carrie Hassall,

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