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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Show Us Your Green

Show Us Your Green

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!

 

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Who Are You Running For?

Who Are You Running For?

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.

 

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Maybe Love Is The Cure

Maybe Love Is The Cure

She’s bright, mature, and full of life and spirit. When 13 year old Samantha Minervini tells her story, one cannot help but be impressed with her wisdom and courage.

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Make Your Bottom Your Top Priority

Make Your Bottom Your Top Priority

It is a six letter word that has impacted all of our lives. It is no respecter of persons and if you think it cannot touch you, you are wrong. Chances are if you are reading this, you have been impacted in some way by cancer.

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Low Country Boil Moves 'Uptown'

Low Country Boil Moves 'Uptown'

Since 2002, the Shamrock Society of Lebanon, Tennessee has organized a fundraising event known as The Low Country Boil. A desire to help their neighbors battling cancer and have fun while doing it is what has fueled this group through the years, and that same spirit carries on this year with a new twist. On Friday, February 5, the Shamrock Society invites you to a new event called Mardi Gras at the Capitol.

 

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Be A Hero. Save A Life.

Be A Hero. Save A Life.

We all want to find it. That perfect gift for that special person. The one we know is just going to light up their face when they open it. What if you could give someone the greatest gift they have received? What if you could give someone the gift of LIFE this year?

 

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Give Hope This Christmas

Give Hope This Christmas

Do you have the one person on your shopping list who already has everything? Are you tired of giving the same ole fruit basket to your clients? What about a special gift for that teacher? Sherry's Run has the perfect gift idea for you...

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Calling All Kroger Shoppers!

Calling All Kroger Shoppers!

We wanted to make you aware of an exciting community partnership that KROGER is offering to Sherry's Run.

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12th Annual Sherry's Run - An Explosion Of Grace

12th Annual Sherry's Run - An Explosion Of Grace

“We are told to bear one another’s burdens and that is exactly what this event is about today. We are here to bear one another’s burdens,” Kevin Medlin, pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church reminded the crowds gathered at the 12th Annual Sherry’s Run on Saturday. “We are are here to tell those we love that they do not stand alone. We are here to stand with them; to fight with them.”  

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Amanda Ray's Legacy of Love

Amanda Ray's Legacy of Love

A family’s first trip to Disney World is a very special time. In March, 2013, Amanda Ray, along with her husband, Nelson and two young sons made that trip, and it was a great one! But, Amanda was not herself. Of course, like all moms do, she pushed through and tried to have a good time in spite of the pain and the fatigue. Between her preparations to run her first marathon and the extra time she spent studying to complete her doctorate, she thought her symptoms were just everyday exhaustion and stress.

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You Do Not Stand Alone

You Do Not Stand Alone

Support...it is the greatest gift anyone can give to someone battling cancer. According to Lukas Hollis, Watertown High School senior and cancer survivor, “it was what helped me stay strong and know that I could beat it.”

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Inspiration Comes In All Sizes

Inspiration Comes In All Sizes

Four year old Jacob Will of Lebanon is much like any other energetic little boy. He loves to color, read stories, and ride his bike. The difference is that Jacob has cancer and is in a wheelchair most of the time. He certainly doesn’t let his illness keep him from enjoying life!

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Sherry's Run Patient Moved By Community Support

Sherry's Run Patient Moved By Community Support

David and Willa Burnley of Lebanon, Tennessee just celebrated 63 beautiful years of marriage. With big smiles on their faces, they tell stories about their four children, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. To talk with them, you would never know they are fighting the greatest battle of their lives....again.

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Kay Neal 'Teams Up' For Hope

Kay Neal 'Teams Up' For Hope

Each year, more than 100 teams spend weeks recruiting and fundraising for the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk. This year, a very special team will be joining their ranks: Kay’s Kancer Fighters! This team is so special because of the captain who formed it and her passion for giving back.

 

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Sherry's Run Honoree Shares Hope

Sherry's Run Honoree Shares Hope

HOPE...It’s what we all search for in the storm. It’s what every cancer patient holds onto in the face of the unknown. Mackey Bentley, owner of Bentley’s Heating and Air and cancer survivor, has a story of hope that has to be told.

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Eat Local, Give Local

Eat Local, Give Local

It’s summer in Tennessee and what better way to cool off than a big scoop of homemade ice cream?

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An Unexpected Blessing For Sherry's Run Patient

An Unexpected Blessing For Sherry's Run Patient

“I had always heard of Sherry’s Run, but never really realized that it was for people like us.” 

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Sherry's Run Patient Has Life-Saving Message

Sherry's Run Patient Has Life-Saving Message

Tammie Mitchell of Lebanon, Tennessee has an important question to ask you.

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Share This Story, Change A Life

Share This Story, Change A Life

Kori Gilbert’s life was changed by a shared story -- a story just like hers. Now, she wants to be a part of doing that for someone else.

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Thousands Celebrate Life At 11th Annual Sherry's Run

Thousands Celebrate Life At 11th Annual Sherry's Run

As thousands of lime green balloons slowly float into the sky over West Main Street, you can almost feel the burdens being lifted for hundreds of our neighbors who are fighting cancer. 

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