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 show...n 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. More

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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15th Annual Sherry's Run - A Legacy of Hope

 More Than 3,000 Participated in the 2018 Event – 486 of those were chip timed runners

Anniversaries are special…a time to reflect on how far you have come and everything you have accomplished. This was the spirit surrounding the 15th annual Sherry’s Run event. Thousands gathered to celebrate the tremendous support that our community has poured out for cancer patients and their families. One participant commented how incredible it was to see “such a great cloud of witnesses” showing up to stand with those who have fought and those who are still fighting!

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Be Aware. Plan Ahead. - Sherry's Run Road Closures

 

Road Closures for the 15th annual Sherry's Run 5K Run/Walk slated for Saturday, September 8th at 8am.  

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"Community Pastor", Larry Locke Remembered At Sherry's Run

 

Larry Locke, and his wife Carol, spent the last 40 years ministering to the Lebanon community. Though Locke certainly cared for and spent much time with his own congregation, the College Hills church of Christ, his passion was for the most marginalized in this community.

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Bryson Honored At Sherry’s Run

 

The faithful support of many local businesses is the backbone of a local faith based organization called Sherry’s Run. “Many of our corporate sponsors have been with us for 5, 10 or even 15 years,” says Jane Hay, Executive Board Member. “So many of the business owners give because they care and want to give back to their community.”

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Giving Hope Through Sherry's Run

Cancer.  A diagnosis that no one ever wants to receive but one in three of us will and is the toughest thing most of us will ever face.  If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, could you imagine facing it alone and without needed resources to help you?  No!  You’d hope for a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.  Sherry’s Run makes the connection between the wonderful, giving members of our community who want to help and those who are hurting and need assistance while battling cancer.  With donations from here in our community, Sherry’s Run supporters are truly making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.  When you can’t run the race that is before you – we will carry you.  That’s what neighbors do – and that is one of the many reasons that Sherry’s Run is so important.  What started as a love for one woman has turned into an explosion of grace for this community.  

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Sherry's Run Honors Patient Beloved By Community

After more than 30 years of providing a quality barber shop experience in Lebanon, TN, Dwight Huddleston has become a bit of a local legend. He has cut the hair of well-known local names like former sheriff, Terry Ashe, and Judge Wootten. He’s even given a trim to country music singer, Trace Adkins. 

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Team Up With Sherry's Run and Give Hope

 

The word TEAM means different things to different people. Maybe for you it means belonging to a group. Or, maybe it means being a part of something bigger than yourself. For the teams that participate in Sherry’s Run, it is all of this and so much more! When you form or join a team to participate in this annual event, you give HOPE to your neighbors fighting cancer and their families.

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Registration Open for 15th Annual Sherry's Run

 
Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer?  Would you like to help others with their journey through the disease?  The team at Sherry’s Run would like to officially announce that registration is now open for their 15th annual 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to benefit those affected by cancer!  Come and be a part of this amazing experience and give hope to hundreds of families who will need assistance in the coming year.  
 
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Sherry's Run Participates in The Big Payback

The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 2, and Sherry's Run is excited to take part in this monumental event.

The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide giving day that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and supports the life-changing work of area nonprofits.

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Sherry's Run Receives $15,000 Sponsorship Check From Lochinvar

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Lebanon, TN – October 14 , 2013 – Lochinvar officials recently presented Sherry’s Run with a sponsorship check for $15,000. Scott Jasper, Sherry’s Run Executive Board member states, “We are so thankful to Lochinvar for their continued support.  Through the efforts of so many generous Sherry’s Run supporters like Lochinvar, we are able to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors who are fighting cancer.”  
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BE AWARE. PLAN AHEAD. - Sherry's Run Announces Road Closures

The tenth annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is slated for September 14, 2013 in Lebanon.  According to Scott Jasper, Executive Board Member and Race Director, “We feel very fortunate that each year our attendance at Sherry’s Run increases.  This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities.  Last year we had over 3,800 participants at the Run.” 

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Sherry's Run Registration Going On Now

Sherry's Run Registration Going On Now

Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer?  Would you like to help others with their journey through the disease?  The team at Sherry’s Run would like to officially announce that registration is now open for their tenth annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit those who are affected by cancer!  Come and be a part of this amazing experience that gives so many of our neighbors hope at a time when they are in need. 

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Welcome To Sherry's Run Blogs!

Welcome to the Sherry's Run Blogs!

We are in the process of setting up our new blogs up and you will be soon seeing great blogs from our Team and Guest Bloggers!

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