Sherry’s Run seeks to help even more

Sherry’s Run will take to the streets of Lebanon on Sept. 13 in its ongoing effort to aid those affected by cancer.
Sep 4, 2014
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Members of Sherry’s Run’s board of directors display some of the items up for auction at the event Sept. 13.

Sherry’s Run will take to the streets of Lebanon on Sept. 13 in its ongoing effort to aid those affected by cancer.

The run, which was started 11 years ago, serves families who are fighting cancer in Wilson County and the surrounding community 52 weeks a year, according to a flyer regarding the event.

“We need participation,” board chair Tonyia Watson said. “Every dollar makes a difference.”

Board member Tiffy Clemons said anyone who wished to participate in the run/walk could still register. The cost is $30. Clemons also said those who cannot make it to the event who still wish to contribute can do so.

“There are so many ways to donate. You can go through our website at sherrysrun.org; you can send in a check.”

Anyone interested in donating can send those to P.O. Box 8, Lebanon TN 37088.

For those concerned about how donations will be used, a brochure on Sherry’s Run said “after the cost of the event, more than 90 cents of every dollar goes toward patient services and education.”

Those services include helping families with house payments, groceries, utility bills and even gas cards.

“We have patients who can’t even get to the doctor,” Watson said. “That $10 gas card can get them to their appointment.”

The run begins at 8 a.m. at Wilson Bank & Trust’s main branch on W. Main Street. Board member Scott Jasper said everyone should “plan ahead and be aware of road closures.”

He said parking would be available at Immanuel Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and the PFG financial center, as well as behind Lebanon City Hall. Limited handicapped parking is available at Rochelle, McCulloch and Aulds office.

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