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.
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.
A recent donation given anonymously to Sherry’s Run will assist in the important work the organization carries out on a year-round basis. The non-profit was thrilled to receive a surprise $25,000.00 check from a generous donor who wished to lighten the load of cancer patients in our community. “We could not have been more ecstatic,” said Alisa Eakes, patient assistance director, upon receipt of the funds. “One person can truly make such a difference in the lives of so many.”
Eakes, who keeps a watchful eye on the financial needs of the patients the organization assists, knows just how far such a donation will go toward helping families who are in times of crisis. “Do you know how much assistance we can provide with $25,000?” she gushes. “Paying for groceries or keeping the utilities running should not be a concern while fighting cancer. This takes away that worry for so many.”
Although the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk Event is held once a year every September, the team works throughout the year to provide hope to those battling cancer in our community by offering financial assistance with everyday needs such as utilities, housing payments, prescriptions, medical bills, gasoline, and groceries. The faithful support of the community allows the organization to continue to assist people who are facing a cancer diagnosis. “I tell people all the time that this community is with them in their fight. This generous donation proves that,” says Eakes.
Sherry’s Run is a non-profit organization that works throughout the year to provide hope to those battling cancer in our community by offering emotional encouragement and financial assistance with everyday needs. In addition, Sherry’s Run works to spread colon health awareness by distributing colon cancer screening tests and providing colonoscopy assistance. To find out more please call 615-925-2592. To make an online donation, click here or donations may be mailed to: Sherry's Run, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088.
People from across Wilson County showed up in a big way for Mardi Gras at the Capitol to benefit the Sherry’s Run organization.
The Sherry’s Run Executive Board is excited to announce Julie Miller-Wilson and Sarah Haston are the official chairs for the 5th annual Mardi Gras at the Capitol to benefit Sherry’s Run to be held Friday, February 7, 2020.
Trayce Sackman has always been one to help others. She’s spent 18 years at Watertown High School both in the classroom teaching special education students and working in the attendance office. She’s volunteered at church, in the community and brought her Girl Scout troop to volunteer at the Sherry’s Run 5K for three years. When her family started participating in the Sherry’s Run 5K in 2010, they were on a team for a friend who had cancer. Trayce never imagined that one day people would have a team for her and would be supporting her through her own cancer journey.
Faith and family. These have been the cornerstones of Denise Seay’s life—and even more so during her battle with cancer.
The busiest spot in Lebanon on Saturday morning, September 14th was the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk! Over 3,500 people gathered to participate in the 16th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk, including 578 chip timed runners!
The Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Sherry’s Run organization. This year more than $271,000 was raised from the event. The tremendous support of the community will allow the Sherry’s Run organization to provide financial assistance, spiritual and emotional support for families in Wilson County and surrounding communities who are battling a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The 2019 Sherry’s Run 5K was in honor of Todd and Diane Smith. Todd and Diane are longtime supporters of the Sherry’s Run organization. Todd manages the Sonic restaurant on West Main Street in Lebanon and Diane manages the Sonic location in Carthage. Todd and Diane are an inspiration with their positive attitudes and faith in God as they have both faced battles with cancer.
The 2019 Sherry’s Run 5K was in memory of Geoff Sadler. Geoff and Heather clung to their faith throughout Geoff’s battle with cancer. Geoff lost his earthly battle with esophageal cancer in November of 2018. Although it hasn’t always been easy, Heather chooses to trust that God is upholding her family and will bring good from their journey. Throughout their journey, Geoff encouraged Heather to trust in God’s plan for their lives and to use their story to encourage others.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk! There were 141 teams who participated. The following teams received awards:
Most participants on a team: Wilson Bank & Trust; Team Captain: Wendy Anderson
Most money raised (over entry fees): Whit’s Warriors; Team Captain: Tammy Robertson
Most team spirit: Sadler Princess Protection Agency; Team Captain: Heather Sadler
Team t-shirt competition: Team Toni; Team Captain: Toni Johnson
A huge thank you to the more than 600 volunteers who worked hard and spent countless hours to make the Sherry’s Run 5K event successful! Without their tireless efforts this event would not be possible!
Congratulations to the race winners:
Female Overall Winner: Trish Graves
Male Overall Winner: Anthony Reeves
Female Masters Winner: Linda Lamott
Male Masters Winner: Brett Seybold
For a complete listing of all winners by age category and runner times, please visit www.besttimescct.com/results/Sherry19.HTML
Be sure to save the date for the 17th Annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2020!
Sherry’s Run, Wilson County’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising effort, is a non-profit, Christian organization that has helped hundreds of individuals and their families during some of the hardest times of their lives. With community support and involvement, Sherry’s Run helps members of our community year round through support groups; assistance with utilities, housing, prescriptions, medical bills, gas and groceries; and colonoscopy assistance.
Abounding Joy - Todd and Diane Smith
You don’t have to spend much time with Todd and Diane Smith to see what quality has gotten the couple through the recent string of trials they have faced together: joy.
Faith Over Fear
The Sadler family knows a thing or two about facing storms in life. When the couple met in 2012, what followed was a whirlwind of events that would force Heather and Geoff Sadler to cling to the only source of true peace this world offers: faith in Christ.
The Sherry’s Run organization works year round to provide financial, spiritual and emotional assistance to those in the community who are battling cancer. In 2018, the Sherry’s Run organization provided over $44,600 in assistance to 30 patients and their families in Macon County.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer screening is very important to the Sherry’s Run organization because of the battle Sherry Whitaker, the namesake of Sherry’s Run, faced with the deadly disease. Sherry was a 44 year old wife and mother of two young boys when she died from colon cancer. She did not have a history of colon cancer in her family and she was under the age for typical recommended screenings.
On Friday, February 1, people from across Wilson County showed up in a big way for Mardi Gras at the Capitol to benefit the Sherry’s Run organization.