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Last updated: July 31, 2023

Dr. Farouk Shami Honored at City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Celebration Gala

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Dr. Farouk Shami Awarded Spirit of Life Award at City of Hope Gala

The City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Celebration gala honoring Dr. Farouk Shami, Chairman and Founder of Farouk Systems, Inc., invited hundreds of esteemed beauty industry leaders to an exciting evening of philanthropy, entertainment and inspiration.


Held at the Zouk Nightclub in Las Vegas, the fundraising event showcased the unwavering spirit and commitment of the beauty community to support groundbreaking research and compassionate patient care at City of Hope: A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center that is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


The gala witnessed the presentation of the prestigious Spirit of Life Award to beauty industry visionary and philanthropist, Dr. Farouk Shami. The award was presented by BTC‘s Founder and Creative Director Mary Rector, who inspired the audience with a moving speech on innovation in the professional beauty industry, highlighting Farouk’s many accomplishments and continued efforts to make positive change.


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The BTC Team came to support Dr. Farouk along with Mary: 

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Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the beauty industry and his unwavering commitment to philanthropy over the last 35 years, Dr. Farouk’s acceptance speech moved the audience. “City of Hope’s dedication to research and care aligns with the beauty industry’s values of empowerment and transformation. It is an honor to be part of this philanthropic endeavor,” said Dr. Farouk.


Dr. Farouk demonstrated his philanthropic spirit by generously donating $1 million dollars-worth of CHI Power Plus products and pledging 10 percent of the profits from future sales of those haircare products. Vowing to support City of Hope in reaching their $1 million fundraising goal, the funds raised during the Spirit of Life Celebration will directly benefit their groundbreaking research programs, patient care initiatives and innovative treatment approaches.


“This event shows the extraordinary power of unity and collaboration within the beauty industry,” said Dr. Farouk. “We are immensely grateful to the attendees, sponsors and supporters who have joined hands to make this evening a success. Together, we are making an impact on the lives of patients in need.”


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