The momentum for the Virtual Run for Sherry is raging and powerful. That this has “taken on a life of its own” would be an understatement, but I’ll say it anyway.
This has taken on a life of its own!
I continue to get emails about people planning to run around the nation and around the world. From Tulsa to Thailand, from Egypt to Evanston. The donations have steadily been coming in for Sherry’s children, and your generosity is remarkable and humbling.
Perhaps the most powerful and touching news has come out of Sidney, Montana – Sherry’s home town. Last night I got an email from a friend of Sherry’s. There is a run/walk scheduled for Saturday morning starting at the high school where Sherry taught. Sherry’s husband, Gary, and a few of Sherry’s close friends will be leading the pack. Everyone will run/walk holding a balloon, and after the run all balloons will be released simultaneously from the football stadium.
There is an All-Class wrestling tournament in Billings, Montana, that day. Mothers of the wrestlers will be walking in between matches, and the wrestlers will be wearing Sherry’s bib during their warm ups.
Print your bib HERE
Sherry’s friend ended the email by writing, “Thank you so much for this idea and spreading the word to the world. As we approach tomorrow, a month has gone by and I still think most of us want to wake up every morning and find out there has been a miracle and she has been found. The fellowship we will all feel on Saturday worldwide will be a such a healing step for all of us.”
Sherry’s aunt in North Dakota has had some bracelets made in honor of Sherry. She sent me about 50 of them. I will give them out to whoever wants one on Saturday at the Boulder run (as long as supplies last!).
As a point of reference, Psalm 46:1 reads: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Local Virtual Run in Longmont/Boulder:
- Meet at Coot Lake (west side of the Boulder Reservoir, behind IBM on 63rd St) at 9:00 a.m.
- Bring friends, family members, your pet pig, whoever!
- We’ll like to start with a moment of silence for Sherry and her family, then start the run/walk together.
- Feel free to go as far as you’d like and to fart if you want.
- We’ll start by making our way around the Reservoir heading south. My guess is most people will go around the reservoir, which is about a five mile loop. If you are bringing your kids with you, like I am, you may choose to go out a mile then turn around. Whatever works for you!
The Runner’s Edge of the Rockies running group in Denver is also holding a run. I will post exact details on this tomorrow.
Favor: If you are planning to attend the Boulder run on Saturday, can you let me know either in the comments or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.