21 July 2024

Farouk Shami Positive Image Center Unveiling

Farouk Shami Positive Image Center and City of Hope celebrated the opening

City of Hope®, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, proudly unveiled the Farouk Shami Positive Image Center. This center is a tribute to the generosity and dedication of Dr. Farouk Shami, chairman and founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. The highly anticipated event took place at City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

The Farouk Shami Positive Image Center will offer essential services and CHI Power Plus products to promote hair growth following chemotherapy treatment. The center aims to help patients maintain a positive self-image during and after treatment by providing beauty and wellness consultations.

Farouk Shami’s “Spirit of Life”

Dr. Farouk Shami is a renowned philanthropist and influential figure in the beauty industry. He essentially embodies the “Spirit of Life” through his ongoing support of City of Hope. In 2023, National Beauty Industry (NBI) leaders celebrated Dr. Shami as the Spirit of Life® honoree at City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Celebration. The Spirit of Life Award goes to individuals in business, entertainment, science and philanthropy who help bring about change that improves the lives of others. It is the highest honor awarded by City of Hope. Shami’s tireless fundraising efforts have helped raise over $1 million and donated CHI Power Plus products to City of Hope. In recognition of his invaluable contributions, the Farouk Shami Positive Image Center bears his name in his honor.

Upon arrival to the unveiling ceremony, City of Hope members greeted Dr. Shami warmly greeted. Holding signs that read “Thank You, Dr. Shami” and “We love the CHI man,” they expressed their heartfelt gratitude. The emotional reception set a touching tone for the day’s events.

More to celebrate!

Moreover, City of Hope also surprised Dr. Shami with two other locations bearing his name. One is the beauty garden where his name sits near that of John McCall. McCall was also a philanthropist and Shami’s longtime beauty industry business partner.

Following the unveiling, participates enjoyed a celebratory luncheon at City of Hope’s Visitor Center. Dr. Shami shared his thoughts and gratitude. “It’s a great honor,” Dr. Shami remarked. “We will continue to support City of Hope. We share a [common mission]: to serve humanity. That’s where we meet; you provide the care, and we bring the beauty. Together, we will cure the world.”

We are deeply grateful for Dr. Shami’s support and are honored to name the Positive Image Center after him,” said Kris Davidson, Associate Vice President of individual giving at City of Hope. “His contributions have made a profound impact on the lives of those we serve.”

The event marked a significant milestone for Farouk Systems, Inc., and it underscored the enduring impact of philanthropy in advancing cancer research and patient care. The Farouk Shami Positive Image Center stands as a testament to what can be achieved through generosity and compassion, inspiring hope, and resilience in all who enter its doors.


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