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Team Up With Sherry’s Run To Change Lives

LEBANON, TENN. – July 7, 2014 – Team: “A group of people linked in a common purpose.” We all have a “Sherry” in our lives. We are all joined by a common purpose to fight cancer and the effects it has on those we love. Sherry’s Run is giving you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the “Sherry’s” all around us. To make that difference, organizers of Sherry’s Run invite you to form a Team. Run or walk in honor or in memory of the “Sherry” in your life. 

“All of us want to make a difference in our community, but sometimes it is hard to know how. Forming a team is an excellent way to maximize your impact!” says Ashlee Chance, Sherry’s Run Teams Committee Chair. Her team of volunteers is here to help make your team of runners/walkers more successful. 

A great way to get started is the Team Captain “Kickoff” Party, slated for Tuesday, July 15 at the Sherry’s Run office (located at 110 Babb Drive, Lebanon, TN) from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We have some very special things planned this year including food, fun and give-aways. Registration forms will be available for those who are unable to register online. We will also hand out posters and be available to answer any questions you might have about organizing your team.

Team meetings are open to anyone who is interested in forming a team for your company, family, church, and friends or in honor or memory of a loved one. 

Additional team meetings are also scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, Tuesday, August 26 and Tuesday, September 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Sherry’s Run office. If you are unable to attend you may contact Ashlee Chance at or 615-476-3844 and she will be glad to mail you the information. 

Chance, adds “Being a team captain means you are a champion for those in need in your community. It’s not only easy, but it’s a fun way to make a big difference!” You may register your team name online at 

Your team members will be able to simply pick your team name from a drop down menu. As soon as a team member registers, an e-mail will be sent to you. 

We will also have Sherry’s Run retail items available to purchase so come ready to shop for Sherry’s Run! 

Team T-Shirt Competition Continues 

Our t-shirt competition was a big hit last year and is a great way to bring your team together. Again, all teams will have an opportunity to showcase their creativity by creating a unique design on your team’s t-shirt and entering it inthe Team T-shirt Contest. The t-shirts will be on display at the event site foreveryone to see and the winning team will be at the event. Visit for more information. 

Be A Hero and Have Fun! 

There are so many fun and easy ways to get your friends and family in on the blessing of helping others. Several teams in the past have raised money through a variety of events such as bake sales, office decorating contests, turning school sporting events lime-green, Sherry’s Run t-shirt days. Be inspired by the creative ways supporters are raising money or think of your own. 

It’s so easy to get started! 

1. Attend the Team Kickoff Meeting 

2. Register yourself and your team name (it’s quick and easy – log on to – there is no additional charge to register online) 

3. Paint Your Town Green with lime-green bows 

4. Check out the Teams section on for more information and FUNdraising ideas to share with your team. 

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. 

The mission of Sherry’s Run: Through faith and love create an environment for all those affected by cancer, which provides hope, knowledge, assistance, support and compassion. 

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.