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“Low Country Boil” and “Sherry’s Run” Make History

"Low Country Boil"
"Low Country Boil"

LEBANON, TENN. – September 19, 2014 — Great music, delicious food and a lot of fun — Did you know that eating your favorite foods and dancing to great LIVE music can help give hope to your neighbors who are battling cancer? Join us at the 12th Annual “Low Country Boil” on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at the “top of the hill” in Southfork Subdivision at 2212 Cartel Drive in Lebanon. 

The “Low Country Boil” has become a beloved Wilson County tradition with the mission of giving hope to those who battle cancer. The event has benefited Sherry’s Run for many years, but this will be the first year that 100% of the proceeds are given to this faith based non-profit. 

The “Low Country Boil” originated twelve years ago with a group of men who call themselves The Shamrock Society. Over the years, several members of the society have been personally affected by cancer and therefore, have a passion for this particular cause. “The personal way that Sherry’s Run serves cancer patients and their families right here in our community makes them the ideal beneficiary for this hometown fundraiser,” said Scott Harris, owner of The Art Mill and co-coordinator of the “Low Country Boil.” 

Start with a Low Country inspired menu consisting of Two Fat Men Cajun chicken, shrimp, sausage, red beans, dirty rice, and a variety of delicious desserts; add in live music and dancing and the event truly becomes a celebration of life! And of course, you will want to stick around after dinner for the Live and Silent auctions.

Tickets are available at a cost of $50 per person and can be purchased at the event or in advance by contacting (615) 449-8594, online at or at the Sherry’s Run office (110 Babb Dr., Lebanon): Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

For more information about the “Low Country Boil,” visit their facebook page at

Your support allows Sherry’s Run to assist cancer patients 52 weeks a year with gas, groceries, utility bills, housing payments, prescription assistance, health insurance premiums, medical bills, and colonoscopy assistance. 

To learn more about Sherry’s Run, please call 615-925-2592. To refer someone who might qualify for assistance, please call 615-925-9932 or click here for more information on our Patient Assistance page.  

Corrie Cluck

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.