Sherry's Run Blog
During this Easter holiday, many of us will gather with loved ones to share our favorite foods and tell stories of holidays past. Two activities most of us take for granted: eating and talking with those we love. But not so for Timmy Smith of Watertown, Tennessee.
Time to put on your masks and beads and party for a tremendous cause! The 2nd annual Mardi Gras at the Capitol event is slated for Saturday, February 4, and promises to be a night of great music, delicious food, and unforgettable memories. But the most important thing you need to know about Mardi Gras at the Capitol is that 100% of the proceeds will stay local to help Sherry’s Run meet the needs of our neighbors battling cancer.
The highlight of the 13th annual Sherry’s Run event came after the runners had crossed the finish line and the national anthem had been sung. As thousands of supporters gathered around the stage, Executive Board Chair, Tonyia Stockton, announced an unprecedented gift from Drs. Neil Price, Mark Miller, Brett Inglis, and Elizabeth Lindsey of the Lebanon Endoscopy Center, as well as St. Thomas Gastroenterology of Lebanon.
In the early morning of September 10, while most of Lebanon was still sleeping, hundreds of volunteers joined hands in a circle to pray for the thousands of people who would soon be joining them to support the beloved community event known as Sherry’s Run. As Scott Jasper, Race Director, prayed he remembered all of those who have fought and are currently fighting this dreaded disease: cancer. He prayed for the hundreds of patients and their families that Sherry’s Run serves each year. And, finally he offered thanks for the overwhelming support of the Wilson County community for their neighbors fighting cancer.
The 13th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is slated for September 10, 2016 in Lebanon. According to Scott Jasper, Executive Board Member and Race Director, “We feel very fortunate that the support from the community for Sherry’s Run continues to grow each year. This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities. Last year we had over 4,000 participants at the Run.” Jasper continues, “We are making every effort for residents and businesses to plan ahead for this great event.
The lifeblood of the annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk event is truly in the overwhelming support from the local community. One of the best places to witness this is in the silent auction tent! “We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our local businesses,” says Sherry’s Run Board Member and Auction Committee Chair, Tammye Whitaker.
Pam Carter, Lochinvar Human Resource Supervisor, and Eddie Goodwin, Lochinvar President and COO, present a check to Tonyia Stockton, Sherry's Run Executive Board Chair, and Gary Whitaker, Sherry's Run Board Member.
Lochinvar has been a faithful sponsor for 10+ years now! Our sponsors help make your registration fees count!
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes and can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places. Whit Robertson, a Lebanon, Tennessee teen, lived a life marked by care and concern for those around him and truly made a heroic impact.
One of the most special elements of the annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk event is the balloon release. Participants at the event attach the names of their loved ones who have fought or are still fighting cancer and, often tearfully, watch as those names float upward in a beautiful tribute. Many of these names have been found in other states and can be very emotional for the family members of those found.
Service to God, country and family. This sums up the life and legacy of Dr. Donald Cole of Lebanon, Tennessee. Whether he was serving his country as a Lt. Colonel in the Army or serving as a medical missionary in the jungles of Ecuador, Dr. Cole’s life was marked by service to others. Since moving to Wilson County 20 years ago, he made it his priority to raise the quality of health care for the people in this community.
Dr. Christina Steger has become a household name in the Wilson County community. When asking around town for the best pediatrician, her name was the first you would hear for many years. In fact, many of her patients were second generation. After “growing up with her,” many locals chose her to see their own children, as well.
Where do you show your green? The lime green bows have come to be a symbol for HOPE in your community. They are bright reminders for us that we are neighbors who fight for each other in the darkest times. Wouldn’t it be amazing if every street in our town had a lime green pop of color to remind us to support our neighbors who are battling cancer? You can help make that happen by purchasing your lime green bow today!
What makes Sherry’s Run different from every other 5K event? Heart. So many of the people who participate in this unique grassroots event are there because they love someone who is battling or who has battled cancer. This is most evident in the spirit of the teams. Without the teams, Sherry’s Run would not be what it is.