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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Sherry's Run Honoree Is "Bow"-utiful

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Have you ever known a person who just made you smile? Whenever you are with them, their positive attitude just rubs off? Cindy Thorne, Sherry’s Run volunteer, is just one of those people. Her smile is contagious and her attitude infectious.

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Local Business Owner Inspires Courage

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To say that Rick Stewart is an involved member of the Lebanon community would be an understatement.  He’s a business owner, long time volunteer with the Wilson County Fair Board, and he’s also a two-time cancer survivor.

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In Memory of "Killer"

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Everyone around town knew him as “Killer”, but if you spent any time around Charles Tomlinson, you quickly realized he was a man with a humble and gentle spirit. With more than 40 years spent serving as a law enforcement officer, Tomlinson loved his community. 

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Cancer Changes Everything

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"I wouldn't have known." Amanda Hall, 38 year old mother and breast cancer survivor wants all women to know the importance of self exams.

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New This Year: Spirit Nights!

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Our "team meetings" are getting a makeover and the result is Spirit Nights!

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Unconventional Blessings

Unconventional Blessings

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. 

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Mardi Gras For A Purpose

Mardi Gras For A Purpose

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.

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Unprecedented Gift At 13th Annual Sherry's Run

Unprecedented Gift At 13th Annual Sherry's Run

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. 

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13th Annual Sherry's Run - Overwhelming Community Support

13th Annual Sherry's Run - Overwhelming Community Support

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.

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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

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. 

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Local Lieutenant Remembered At Sherry's Run

Local Lieutenant Remembered At Sherry's Run

Lt. Bob Harrison was a man who dedicated half of his life to serving his neighbors through law enforcement. Though he was a highly decorated officer, he was best known for his spirit of kindness and his excellent sense of humor.

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Sherry's Run Auction A 'Can't Miss'

Sherry's Run Auction A 'Can't Miss'

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. 

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Lochinvar Continues Support

Lochinvar Continues Support

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!

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Warrior Legacy Lives On At Sherry's Run

Warrior Legacy Lives On At Sherry's Run

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. 

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Sherry's Run Saddened By Balloon Release Cancellation

Sherry's Run Saddened By Balloon Release Cancellation

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.

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Tennova "Team Drive" Big Success!

Tennova "Team Drive" Big Success!
Last Thursday, August 25, Tennova hosted a "Team Drive" to encourage their employees to get registered for Sherry's Run.
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New Gold Sponsor!

New Gold Sponsor!

Sherry's Run is thankful to welcome a new gold level sponsor to the event this year!

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Sherry's Run Remembers A Life of Service

Sherry's Run Remembers A Life of Service

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. 

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Double Dose Of Hope

Double Dose Of Hope

For many people facing a cancer diagnosis, the future can seem hopeless. For Joseph Riley, however; there was hope in his family and in the support he received from Sherry’s Run. 

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Local Pediatrician Honored By Sherry's Run

Local Pediatrician Honored By Sherry's Run

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. 

 

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