Dr. Farouk Shami Honored With Spirit of Life Award at City of Hope’s Fundraising Gala


Congratulations are in order for Dr. Farouk Shami! The beauty executive, who currently serves as the chairman and founder of Farouk Systems, Inc., was recently honored at The City of Hope’s highly anticipated Spirit of Life Celebration gala. 

For the affair, hundreds of esteemed beauty industry leaders gathered at the Zouk Nightclub located at Resorts World in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 10th, for an enchanted evening of philanthropy, entertainment, and inspiration. 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. 

Attendees at the gala witnessed the presentation of the prestigious Spirit of Live Award to Dr. Shami. Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the beauty industry and his unwavering commitment to philanthropy over the last 35 years, Dr. Shami’s acceptance speech moved the audiences, underscoring the importance of giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.

“City of Hope’s dedication to research and care aligns with the beauty industry’s values of empowerment and transformation,” Dr. Shami said, expressing his admiration for the Spirit of Life Celebration. “It is an honor to be part of this philanthropic endeavor.”

An Evening of Discussion, Connection, and Celebration

City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Celebration provided a platform for attendees to engage in meaningful discussions, foster connection, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the beauty industry. With beauty industry leaders from across the globe in attendance, the event served as a testament to the collective impact that can be made when like-minded individuals come together for a common purpose.

One of the highlights of the evening was a mesmerizing performance by country pop singer-songwriter Jesse James Decker. Her captivating stage presence and soulful voice filled the room, creating an atmosphere that had guests enthralled throughout the night. Decker’s powerful performance resonated with the audience, further reinforcing the unity and dedication of the beauty industry towards the cause.

“This event shows the extraordinary power of unity and collaboration within the beauty industry,” said Dr. Shami. “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.”

Dr. Shami demonstrated his philanthropic spirit by generously donating $1 million dollars worth of CHI Power Plus products and pledging 10% of the profits from future sales of those haircare products. His commitment extends further as he vowed to support City of Hope in reaching their $1 million fundraising goal. The funds raised during the Spirit of Life Celebration will directly benefit City of Hope’s groundbreaking research programs, patient care initiatives, and innovative treatment approaches, propelling the organization’s mission to eradicate cancer and improve the lives of patients worldwide.

For all things Farouk Systems, Inc., be sure to follow @farouksystems on Instagram. 

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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