Sherry's Run Blog

To benefit those affected by cancer

Faith, courage, optimism and a desire to help others were qualities that defined Sharon “Sherry” Patterson Whitaker. Both before and after the energetic wife and mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, the impression she made on her family, friends and community was undeniable. While her battle in the flesh was lost in 2004, the spirit she had...

Faith, courage, optimism and a desire to help others were qualities that defined Sharon “Sherry” Patterson Whitaker. Both before and after the energetic wife and mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, the impression she made on her family, friends and community was undeniable. While her battle in the flesh was lost in 2004, the spirit she had shown throughout life continues to touch more lives every day. Because of Sherry’s Run, a 5K run/walk benefit organized in Sherry’s memory, area cancer victims and their families can make strides toward becoming cancer survivors, and researchers are a small step closer to stopping the disease for good.

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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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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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Your Run Gives Hope

 

 

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.

To learn more about the Sherry’s Run organization, please call 615-925-2592. To refer someone for assistance, please 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 Run, click here or mail donations to Sherry’s Run, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

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Lochinvar, LLC Continues Support for Sherry's Run

 

Lochinvar, LLC recently presented a $10,000 check to the Sherry’s Run organization for their sponsorship for the upcoming Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk.

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Buckeye Drugs Makes Donation to Sherry’s Run

 

Buckeye Drugs Makes Donation to Sherry’s Run 

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

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Sherry’s Run Organization Provides Assistance in Macon County

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.

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Colon Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Life

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.

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Mardi Gras at the Capitol Raises Over $100,000 for Sherry's Run

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.

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Pat Lawson Named Executive Director for Sherry's Run Organization

The Sherry’s Run organization is excited to announce the hiring of Pat Lawson as the Executive Director.  

“We are excited to have Pat join the staff of the Sherry’s Run organization,” said Scott Jasper, Sherry’s Run Executive Board member.

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Sherry's Run Board Names Chairs for 4th Annual Mardi Gras at the Capitol Event

 

The Sherry’s Run Executive Board is excited to announce Glenn and Julie Miller-Wilson are the official chairs for the 4th annual Mardi Gras at the Capitol to be held Friday, February 1, 2019.  

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Breast Cancer: It's Not Just A Woman's Disease

 

“You have invasive breast cancer.” Those are words that an estimated 266,120 women in the United States will hear this year. They definitely aren’t the words Steve Sempsrott from Lebanon ever expected he would hear from his doctor.

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Breast Cancer Knows No Boundaries: A Young Mother’s Story

 

 

“You are too young to have breast cancer.” These are words Toni Roberts of Lebanon wants to make sure women don’t hear and believe.

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