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