The Farid Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Edible Arrangements® President and CEO Tariq Farid, along with his brother and COO Kamran Farid, announced today that a contribution of $100,000 was made to the Yale School of Medicine. This substantial donation has personal significance for the Farid family; as a child, Kamran was treated at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital after he was diagnosed with leukemia.
Because of Kamran and the Farid family’s experience, the money donated from the Farid Foundation will go to support Yale School of Medicine’s Pediatric Oncology Department’s Psychosocial Service, which helps support families through this difficult time.
“Having a child with cancer puts tremendous financial and emotional strain on the entire family. I saw the impact on my family as I was going through treatment, and it is my hope that this gift will provide both financial and emotional relief to families going through this experience now and in the future,” Kamran said at a luncheon where he presented the check to Dr. Gary Kupfer, Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Department.
To find out more about The Farid Foundation, please visit: www.faridfoundation.com