A breast cancer survivor, she was honored on the occasion by Rashkis students, parents and faculty with two commemorative tiles purchased in her honor and a donation to cancer research. The tiles are installed on planters in the Outdoor Terrace of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
The inscriptions on the tiles read “In Honor of Marjory Moe” and “Rashkis Elementary 2012 Read-a-Thon.” Mrs. Moe came to check out the tiles in February.
Mrs. Moe was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy and radiation. “I was lucky enough to be placed with the wonderful team of Dr. Fran Collichio, Dr. Nancy DeMore and Dr. Jan Halle. When you’re dealing with cancer, life doesn’t get much better if you’ve got those three powerful women in your corner.”
Also in her corner were her family and the Rashkis staff and students. “The outpouring of love and affection and care and support four years ago was absolutely humbling, and four years later to have them do the same for me at my retirement was really something.”
Each year the Rashkis PTA holds a Read-a-Thon to raise funds for school programs. Stephanie Lucas, PTA President, who spearheaded the project, explains. “We used our end-of-year Read-a-Thon to celebrate Mrs. Moe, and designated one day completely devoted to letting her know how important she has been to all of our kids. We asked families to contribute a dime a day during the week-long Read-a-Thon in her honor, and the PTA matched those funds. At her request, those funds went to Lineberger.”