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Sherrys Run 5K Run/Walk set for Sept. 11

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Green balloons are released as part of Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk during the event held in 2009. Sherry’s Run this year will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 next to Wilson Bank & Trust’s main office in Lebanon.


Organizers of the seventh annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk fund raising event announce it will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 beside the main office of Wilson Bank & Trust, 623 West Main Street, Lebanon.

"Working for God on earth doesn't pay much... but, His retirement plan is out of this world. In Wilson County, we are blessed with folks who are storing up treasures in heaven – thanks to the selfless efforts of all of the Sherry’s Run sponsoring partners, participants and volunteers that make a difference in the lives of local cancer victims,” said Gary Whitaker, Sherry’s Run board member. “I have said over and over, if we can help one person in the whole world it will be worth it; because, one person is the whole world to somebody. This is at the core of our mission, helping one person at a time.”

Mark your calendar and make a commitment to become involved this year. 

The mission of Sherry’s Run is to benefit those affected by cancer, with an emphasis on colon cancer.

Sherry’s Run is a 501 (c) (3) organization. It was started in memory of Sharon “Sherry” Patterson Whitaker who died at the age of 44 from colon cancer. Donations are tax deductible and can be made online. Funds received serve also to help those locally who suffer with cancer.

Register today to participate at Visitors to the website can download forms to register for the run/walk, make donations or join volunteer teams. An inspirational video is available online to consistently convey what the Run is all about.

“Please call us, we’d love to talk with you about how you can help make a difference. There are opportunities year round,” Whitaker said. Sherry’s Run co-chairs, Tamara Lampsa and Tonyia Watson, can be reached at 615-975-1081 or 615-218-8810. You may also call them for more information or visit online.

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