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“Pink Heals” And Sherry’s Run Team Up

LEBANON, TENN. – August 15, 2014 – Have you ever seen a pink fire truck?  Well, now’s your chance! “Pink Heals”, is a national non-profit made up of public servants who “Care Enough To Wear Pink” in support of women battling cancer. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness for groups like Sherry’s Run, who are supporting cancer patients in their own communities. 

“Pink Heals” will be at the Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet, TN on Saturday, August 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. We invite you to come out and sign the pink fire trucks, shop for some PINK merchandise, and be a part of supporting cancer patients right here in your own community! 

“Pink will heal as long as we do it in service to our women and what they mean to us in our communities, not just because they are sick or struggling with adversity. For if we use illness as the sole motivation for action, once the sickness is gone, so is the reason for coming together,” says Dave Graybill, retired firefighter and founder of the “Pink Heals” movement. 

“This partnership just makes sense,” says Tiffy Clemons, Executive Board Member for Sherry’s Run. “We just want to be a part of bringing hope to our neighbors who are battling cancer and that’s exactly what the “Pink Heals” movement is all about. We are so thankful for this opportunity to work together in service!” 

Don’t stop there! Let your support for cancer patients continue. Come join us as we make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer right here in our community. The eleventh annual Sherry’s Run is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at 623 West Main Street in Lebanon. Mark your calendar and make a commitment to join us. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Log on to to sign up. 

Your support allows us 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 visit 

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.