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Who Are You Running For?


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.



“I am so moved each year by the heart and enthusiasm from each of our teams. They participate because of someone special in their lives,” 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.

If you think you might want to be a Champion for Hope this year, come find out more at  the first Team Captain meeting, scheduled for: Tuesday, July 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (come and go) at the Sherry’s Run office (located at 110 Babb Drive, Lebanon TN). If you can’t make it to this one, don’t worry! You have three more opportunities on: Tuesday, August 9; Tuesday, August 23; and Tuesday, September 6. 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. 

If you are unable to attend a team meeting, you may contact Ashlee Chance at or 615-476-3844 and she will be glad to mail you the information. 

Chance, adds “I can promise you that you will not regret the decision to become a Champion for Hope in your community. Being part of a team changes you for the better!” 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.

Green bows will be available at each meeting, so you can pick yours up and help us “Paint Your Town Green.” 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 A Favorite Tradition

Our t-shirt competition has been a highlight of this event for three years 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 in the Team T-shirt Contest. The t-shirts will be on display at the event site for everyone to see and the winning team will be announced at the event. Remember, the winner is chosen based on donations made at the site, so be sure to remind your friends, family and co-workers to “vote” for your t-shirt.   Visit for more information.  

Be A Champion 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 onto – 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. 


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.