Sherry’s Run is giving the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
To make that difference, organizers of Sherry’s Run invite teams to run or walk in honor or in memory of others.
“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,” said Ashlee Chance, Sherry’s Run teams committee chair.
Her team of volunteers wants to make all teams of runners and walkers more successful.
A great way to get started is the Team Captain “Kickoff” Party, slated for July 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sherry’s Run office at 110 Babb Drive in Lebanon.
“We have some very special things planned this year, including food, fun and giveaway,” Chance said. “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 Aug. 12, Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Sherry’s Run office. Anyone unable to attend may contact Chance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-476-3844, and she will mail the information.
“Being a team captain means you are a champion for those in need in your community,” Chance said. “It’s not only easy, but it’s a fun way to make a big difference!”
Teams may also register online at sherrysrun.org. Team members will be able to pick a team name from a drop down menu. As soon as a team member registers, an email will be sent.
“We will also have Sherry’s Run retail items available to purchase, so come ready to shop for Sherry’s Run,” Chance said.
Chance also said the team T-shirt competition will return for another year.
“Our T-shirt competition was a big hit last year and is a great way to bring your team together,” Chance said. “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 at the event. “
Visit sherrysrun.org/the-race/teams for more information.
Chance said there are several ways to get friends and family in 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,” she said.
Chance said it’s easy to get started by attending the team kickoff meeting, registering a team name at sherrysrun.org and by painting the town green with lime-green bows.
“Check out the Teams section at sherrysrun.org for more information and fundraising ideas to share with your team,” she said. “Come join us as we make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer right here in our community.”
The 11th annual Sherry’s Run is scheduled for Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at 623 W. Main St. in
The mission of Sherry’s Run is “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, call 615-925-2592. To refer someone who might qualify for assistance, call 615-925-9932 or visit sherrysrun.org.