Friday, September 12, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes

Today, our beloved Creative Director and breast cancer survivor Sharon Rapoport celebrates her 7th anniversary since she received her last chemo treatment at NYU Medical Center the day after 9/11/2001. That's right. Sharon got her last treatment just around the block from where the World Trade victims were being brought and accounted for the Day After.

She is our hero at The Farm. Sharon is cancer-free, and is very active with Susan G. Komen For the Cure. She's been diligently lobbying US Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill to allocate more money towards breast cancer treatment and research. She helped co-found a new Komen chapter in Virginia where she sits on the board, and for whom she created an incredible regional campaign which will go public next month as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We are so happy to have her with us, every minute of every hour of every day. She is doing an incredible job as a Mom, raising two boys (Seth and Isaac) who were 7 and 5 when she was first diagnosed, who are now 15 and 12. She is our sunshine that gives light to everyone and everything she does. She is what makes us grow.


Anonymous said...

Sharon is a incredible blessing to EVERYONE she encounters - especially me!!

I'm glad she and her whole clan are here in Roanoke. Ya'll are good people!

Jay Foster

Anonymous said...

I celebrate my wonderful friend today! I'm so glad the world got to keep you.
Love you-