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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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Sherry's Run Patient Pays Forward The Encouragement

Sherry's Run Patient Pays Forward The Encouragement

Don Walker, age 63, is a husband, father, grandfather, driving and safety instructor, Christian and retired member of the U.S. coastguard. But perhaps the best word to describe him is encourager.

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YOUR Registration Counts!

YOUR Registration Counts!

If you've ever wondered how much difference you can actually make with just one $30 registration fee, we have a story that you need to hear.

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Sherry's Run Put A Smile On Our Face

Sherry's Run Put A Smile On Our Face

Don Cousineau and his wife, Cathy, live a simple life and have always been able to make ends meet. Don says, “We’ve always believed Jesus Christ would help us through.”

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Tiffiney Hammock: Another Everyday Hero

Tiffiney Hammock: Another Everyday Hero

Being a mother, working a full-time job, and battling cancer. These three descriptions should never be together, but this is exactly what Tiffiney Hammock faced in April, 2012. 

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Gina Hunt Inspires Others With Help From Sherry's Run

Gina Hunt Inspires Others With Help From Sherry's Run

With her first grandchild on the way, Gina Hunt was excited. Family meant everything to Gina. She would soon find out that this sweet girl would also be a great source of hope and motivation for her as she faced a terminal diagnosis. In 2010, Gina was diagnosed with lung cancer. At that time, the doctors gave her approximately one year to live. Gina’s response was, “I will live as long as God wants me to live.” God must have had big plans for Gina, because she spent the next three years bringing hope and inspiration to everyone she met.

When Gina and her husband, Ricky, crossed paths with Sherry’s Run in July of 2013, her cancer had already spread into her lymph nodes and then into her brain. At the time, Gina was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, but she was a fighter. Gina was no longer able to work, so when they learned that Sherry’s Run would be able to assist with necessary expenses like utility bills and provide grocery and gas cards, the Hunts were beyond grateful. When asked how he felt about the assistance from Sherry's Run he said, “we always knew that someone cared about us. There are no words to describe how much that means.”

In September, 2013, Ricky and Gina were able to participate in the 10th annual Sherry’s Run event. On the way home, Gina told Ricky that she wanted to come back the following year. Unfortunately, she would never be able to realize that goal. Gina passed away in December, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Throughout her battle with cancer, Ricky said that she never complained about pain. “She always handled her disease with grace and poise,” said Ricky.

When asked what Gina was like, Ricky talks about how full of life she was. He tells of a time when they were driving down the road and her favorite song came on. At the time, she weighed only about 100 lbs. and had lost all of her hair, but that didn’t stop her from pulling the car over so that she could get out and dance on the side of the road. God gave Gina more time than she could have imagined and she made the most of it. Sherry’s Run seeks to help families like this one make the most of their time together by helping them meet basic needs and connecting them with resources like counseling, support groups and other community based programs.

“Ricky and Gina were so grateful for the help provided by Sherry’s Run. It is such a blessing to serve families like Gina and Ricky everyday. We pray that we can make their fight a little bit easier,” said Tonyia Watson, Board Member for Sherry’s Run. Find out how you can help Sherry’s Run continue to empower people like Gina and Ricky 52 weeks a year.

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