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Whip Crackin’ Rodeo Supports Sherry’s Run

LEBANON, TENN. – August 20, 2014 – For the 5th year in a row, The Whip Crackin’ Rodeo has made a big impact for our neighbors battling cancer. Sherry’s Run was grateful to receive this check for $2,500 from the rodeo this year.

Pictured left to right: Sherry’s Run Board Member, Gary Whitaker; Sherry’s Run Board Member, Scott Jasper; Sherry’s Run Sponsorship Co-Chair, Candy Partee; Sherry’s Run Board Member, Jane Hay; Lebanon Mayor, Philip Craighead. 

Thank you to everyone who made this event a huge success! Now, you have the chance to be a part of another exciting event that is giving hope… 

Come join us as we make a difference in the lives of those affected by cance rright 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.