December is the time for gift giving, sharing meals with family, and celebrating life! For Al Ashworth of Lebanon, Tennessee, December of 2016 brought a diagnosis that would change his life forever. Now, one year later he has much to celebrate, but it has been a challenging twelve months.
Sherry's Run Blog
It was a beautiful day to celebrate hope for the thousands of walkers, runners and supporters of Sherry’s Run. The air was cool and crisp and you could just feel the energy buzzing through the crowd. Everyone there had a purpose and it was the same…to give hope to their neighbors.
Corrie Cluck, Administrative Coordinator, Sherry's Run
Kaye Murphey, Business Support Rep, Industrial Marketing
Gary Whitaker, Board Member, Sherry's Run
Malik Davis, System Engineer
Billy Marlin, Environmental Technician
Josh Fortenberry, System Engineer
Kriste Lanius, Management Assistant and TVA Team Leader
Teresa Norwood, Nurse Practitioner
You may have noticed the signs around town this year encouraging you to register for #TeamMimi, but “Mimi” is no rookie to Sherry’s Run. Denise Moore, the namesake for #TeamMimi, was involved in the earliest conversations that formed the local faith based non-profit that benefits cancer patients and their families in and around Wilson County.
The 14th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is slated for September 9, 2017 in Lebanon. According to Scott Jasper, Executive Board Member and Race Director, “We are able to assist hundreds of cancer patients and their families right here in this community every year. This would never be possible without the incredible support we receive from churches, businesses and individuals who believe in helping their neighbors.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!