Sharon Rufo is the mother of Ron Goldman, who was tragically murdered along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994. Ron Goldman was a 25-year-old waiter who was returning a pair of glasses to Nicole Brown Simpson’s residence when he was attacked and killed.
After her son’s death, Sharon Rufo became a vocal advocate for justice and victim’s rights. She participated in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson, who was accused of the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Although Simpson was ultimately acquitted of the murders, Sharon Rufo continued to speak out on behalf of her son and other victims of violent crime.
In the years following the trial, Sharon Rufo founded the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice, which works to raise awareness about victim’s rights and support victims of violent crime. The foundation provides funding for organizations that assist victims and their families, as well as educational programs that promote awareness about the impact of violence.
Sharon Rufo has also worked to keep her son’s memory alive through the Ron Goldman Scholarship, which is awarded to students at Illinois State University, where Ron was a student. The scholarship is intended to recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to community service, a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.
In addition to her advocacy work, Sharon Rufo has spoken publicly about the grief and pain she has experienced since her son’s death. She has emphasized the importance of seeking support from loved ones and professionals in coping with loss and trauma.