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19th annual Sherry's Run 5K Held In Memory of Danny Stewart

Danny Stewart: A True Gift of Giving

Danny Stewart was as genuine as they come. Many say he would light up a room when he entered it with his pleasant smile, joyful personality, and true loving heart. Danny was a great mentor to so many people. With his vast intelligence, he knew how to listen with a careful ear and when to offer trustworthy advice. More importantly, were the roles he was given in life; son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, boss, role model, and friend. He was passionate about each role and somehow dedicated time to them all.  

Danny was born and raised in the LaGuardo community of Wilson County. He spent his early career in the banking industry but later joined his father, Dan, and brother, Ted, at their family-owned business, Advanced Propane. Being a native of Wilson County, it was imperative to Danny to love and invest in the community he lived in. Danny served on many committees such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board, was a past President and member of the Chamber of Commerce, participated in Leadership Wilson, and much more. He continuously led, attended, and donated to countless non-profit organizations and community events like Sherry's Run 5K and Mardi Gras to Benefit Sherry's Hope. With these attributes, Danny was a true inspiration to everyone he met.

"We are all given gifts in life; Danny's gift was giving," Diane, Danny's loving wife of 40 years, explained. Whether it was assisting a neighbor with a need or secretly covering a friend's financial burden, Danny would take care of the problem at hand. Longtime friend Gary Whitaker said, “Danny Stewart, Advanced Propane, and the entire Stewart Family are built to give. Some people give because they see a need, but Danny gave because he loved to do so.” Several of the Stewart family members will state that their kind, giving hearts come from Danny’s precious mother, Bettye Stewart. Being able to give from your heart without recognition is a true gift from God that not many people have, but Danny was one of those people.

There are incredible stories of people who have battled cancer everywhere you look, but Sherry Whitaker’s diagnosis and story hit close to home with the Stewart family. Having kids close in age, attending events, and vacationing together allowed the Whitaker and Stewart families to stay connected. It was a true shock to the Stewart family when Sherry told them about her diagnosis. During Sherry’s fight against cancer, they prayed, celebrated, and mourned together, along with many others. So, when the very first Sherry’s Run was being organized, then later turned into a non-profit organization, it was not a matter of if Danny would help, but how. Gary Whitaker also explained, “Danny gave to Sherry’s Hope for multiple reasons. He was one of my best friends, but it was also the core of who he was. He just wanted to help others.”  

Danny was one to always place family right under God. He made sure that his family knew how much they meant to him and spent as much time with them as he could. In the spring of 2021 Danny, Diane, and the rest of their family went on their annual family vacation. Even though they took the necessary precautions, Covid still swept into their lives and Danny later succumbed to the illness on Easter Sunday 2021. It was said that Danny chose the best day to return home to Jesus, and what a celebration it must have been! Danny Stewart left behind a love for our community that will be difficult for anyone to ever compete against. If more people loved and gave as Danny did, there wouldn’t be such a need.  For these reasons, Sherry’s Hope dedicates the 19th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk in Danny Stewart’s Memory.

The 19th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.  Click here to Register or join a team today! Come join us as we make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer right here in our community.

Sherry’s Hope is a Christian, non-profit organization that works throughout the year to provide hope to families battling cancer in Wilson County and surrounding communities by offering emotional encouragement and financial assistance. In addition, Sherry’s Hope works to spread colon health awareness by distributing free colon cancer screening tests and providing colonoscopy assistance.

To learn more about the Sherry’s Run 5K event, visit www.sherrysrun.org, call 615-925-2592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Sherry’s Hope programs and services, visit www.sherryshope.org, call 615-925-9932, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click here to make an online donation to Sherry’s Hope.  Donations can also be mailed to: Sherry’s Hope, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

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Paint The Town Green for Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk

It’s time to Paint the Town Green in support of the 19th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope!

Every year our amazing group of volunteers work tirelessly to tie hundreds of beautiful lime green bows which will grace our city’s mailboxes, monuments, fences, light posts and even cars! Not only do the green bows raise awareness for the annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk event to be held on Saturday, September 10th, but all proceeds from the donations for green bows go to assist families in Wilson County and surrounding communities who are facing a financial hardship due to a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

We invite our community to help Paint the Town Green in support of the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk. Green bows are available by making a minimum donation of $10.00. Stop by the Sherry’s Hope office at 110 Babb Drive in Lebanon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10 am until 2 pm or any Lebanon Wilson Bank and Trust location to make your donation and receive a green bow. Donations for green bows can also be made at the 5K event site, 623 West Main Street, Lebanon, on Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th from 11 am until 7 pm or Saturday, September 10th from 6:30 am until 8 am.

Sherry’s Hope is a Christian, non-profit organization that works throughout the year to provide hope to families battling cancer in Wilson County and surrounding communities by offering emotional encouragement and financial assistance. In addition, Sherry’s Hope works to spread colon health awareness by distributing free colon cancer screening tests and providing colonoscopy assistance.

To learn more about the Sherry’s Run 5K event, click here, call 615-925-2592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Sherry’s Hope programs and services, visit www.sherryshope.org, call 615-925-9932, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To make a donation to Sherry’s Hope, click here or mail donations to Sherry’s Hope, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

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Registration is Open and Teams are Forming for Sherry's Run 5K

Whether you are a walker, runner or just want to be a cheerleader on the sidelines, the 19th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope is where you want to be on Saturday, September 10th at 8am!

Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk will have a variety of activities on the day of the event that you will not want to miss! The silent auction tent is always a highlight of the event and don’t forget to visit our sponsor tents. Following the run, awards will be presented to top finishing runners and team awards will be given out. And one of the most special parts of the day, the in memory of and in honor of recipients will be recognized.

Registration for the 5K event is open and available online and at the Sherry’s Hope office at 110 Babb Drive, Lebanon. Onsite registration will be available at the event site located at 623 West Main Street on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 from 11 am until 7 pm and Saturday, September 10 from 6:30 am until 8 am.

While you don’t have to be part of a team to participate in the event, teams are a fun way to participate in the Sherry’s Run 5K! Some form teams through local businesses, organizations and churches, other teams are formed in honor or in memory of someone special to them, and some are simply a group of friends forming a team to walk or run together. Whatever the reason, teams are a great way to come together to support friends and neighbors who are fighting cancer.

It’s easy to form a team for the Sherry’s Run 5K. The team captain will click here and register themselves and their team name. Team members will be able to simply pick the team name from a drop down menu when they register for the run.

If you have questions or need help registering your team, contact Ashlee Chance, Sherry’s Run Teams Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 615-476-3844.

Event t-shirts and timing chips for chip timed runners will be available for registered participants to pick up at the event site at 623 West Main Street in Lebanon on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 from 11 am until 7 pm and Saturday, September 10 from 6:30 am until 8 am.

The Sherry’s Run 5K event is the largest fundraiser for Sherry’s Hope; a non-profit, Christian organization that offers financial assistance, spiritual and emotional support to families in Wilson County and surrounding communities who are affected by cancer. Because of tremendous community support, Sherry’s Hope is able to offer financial assistance with utilities, housing, prescriptions, medical bills, gas and groceries as well as a monthly support group to those who hurting because of a cancer diagnosis. Being passionate about colorectal health, Sherry’s Hope distributes colon cancer test kits and offers colonoscopy assistance year round as well.

To learn more about the Sherry’s Run 5K event, click here, call 615-925-2592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Sherry’s Hope programs and services, visit www.sherryshope.org, call 615-925-9932, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To make a donation online to Sherry’s Hope, click here or mail donations to Sherry’s Hope, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

 

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Buckeye Drugs Makes Donation to Sherry's Hope

 

 

Buckeye Drugs in Lebanon recently presented a $6,000 check to Sherry’s Hope as part of their sponsorship for the Sherry’s Run 5K to benefit Sherry’s Hope.

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Lochinvar, LLC Continues Support for Sherry's Hope

Lochinvar, LLC recently presented a $10,000 check to Sherry’s Hope for their sponsorship of the Sherry’s Run 5K to benefit Sherry’s Hope.

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18th annual Sherry's Run 5K Event a Day of Celebration and Remembrance 

The busiest spot in Lebanon on Saturday morning, September 11th was the Sherry’s Run 5K! Over 2500 participants and volunteers from 15 states gathered to take part in the 18th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope.

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2021 Sherry's Run 5K Held In Memory Of Wendi Welch Warren

 

Wendi Welch Warren: A Heart For Others

Wendi Welch Warren wanted to help change the world by loving everyone. Her husband Larimore remembered that drive fondly. “Wendi had space in her heart for everybody! If she saw someone who had a need, she wanted to do something to help, whether it was donating food, clothing, financial support or just a hug. She was the truest, most selfless person I’ve ever met.”

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Be Aware…Plan Ahead For Road Closures

Sherry’s Hope announces road closures for the 18th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

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2021 Sherry’s Run 5K Held In Memory of Cathy Carey

 

Cathy Carey: A Light That Continues To Shine

Cathy Carey was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, loving teacher, and formidable cancer warrior. Her husband, Cliff said, “she had a gentle spirit; she loved everybody, and she never saw the bad in anybody.”

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2021 Sherry's Run 5K Held In Memory of Al Ashworth

Al Ashworth: An Original, Not a Copy

Al Ashworth was a leader in the Lebanon community, an author, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to others. “He was a giver; and he had the biggest heart,” his wife Claudine explained.

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Registration Is Open For The 18th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk

 

Registration is now open for the 18th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit Sherry’s Hope. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 11 at 8am! Whether you are a runner or prefer walking, like getting up early or would rather sleep until noon, there is a way you can participate in the Sherry’s Run 5K!

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Gabby Aulds - 2021 Sherry's Run 5K Honoree

Many people in Wilson County know Gabby Aulds’ name because she was on their prayer chain at some point. Her name means “God is my strength” and God is certainly the star of Gabby’s story.

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Alta Lee: God's Got This

 

If you talk to Alta Lee for more than 20 minutes, you’re going to hear her say “God’s got this” at least five times.

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Sherry's Run Changes Name To Sherry's Hope

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Sherry’s Run Support Group Gives Hope

 

Participating in the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk Event each September is one way our community comes together to show love and support to those who are battling cancer.

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Buckeye Drugs Makes Donation to Sherry’s Run

 

Buckeye Drugs in Lebanon recently presented a $3,000 check to the Sherry’s Run organization as part of their sponsorship for the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk.

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17th Annual Sherry’s Run - Your Run Gives Hope

 

While this year’s Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk looked different since it was a virtual event, it was still an amazing day with individuals, families and teams across the county, state and country showing support for families battling cancer.

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What does Sherry's Run Virtual mean for you??

Things look different for the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk this year since it is a virtual event.

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Green Bows: A Symbol of Hope

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Tracy Underwood, who owns A.J.’s Florist with her mother Marcia Pruitte, has always loved seeing green bows hanging in support of Sherry’s Run throughout our community.

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Sherry's Run Offers Support Group

Hearing the news that you or a loved one has cancer is devastating.  It can bring an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and a feeling that you are alone, that no one could understand what you’re facing.

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