Monday, February 13, 2012

We Will Remember You–Slideshow

Thank you, thank you for sending me all of the pictures and blog posts from Saturday’s run. I really had no idea how many people would participate, and I am still in awe. I wanted to include every single picture, but it was impossible. Please know I viewed them all. Every single one.

I decided to put some photos of the day in a slideshow. Making this video brought me to tears a few times. It truly was a work of love! I go back and forth between such utter sadness about Sherry, and such complete amazement at the existence of such world-wide compassion.

Here you go.

Happy birthday, Sherry.

SUAR

101 comments:

  1. Very touching. What a wonderful tribute.

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  2. The video is awesome! It would be great if there could be a Run for Sherry half marathon in her town or around there. Or somehow coordinate Run for Sherry 5k in select bigger towns. This story has touched so many runners. RIP Sherry. You have touched the lives of thousands!

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  3. Beautiful video! I love that so many people (and dogs!) got out there and ran for Sherry!

    Happy birthday Sherry.

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  4. A stunningly beautiful tribute to Sherry. Thank you, Beth, for giving us the opportunity to do something positive in the wake of such tragedy. Bless you and your family.

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  5. Beautiful Video. I agree with a 5k or half a marathon in memory of Sherry! You have touched so many people everywhere!

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  6. This brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful community of runners.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this. What an incredible tribute, that of which i am positive brought tears to many. May God bless your families in this time of despair. We will never forget!

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  8. So you know, Alabama was represented. We tried to post the photo to your facebook page, but for some reason it wouldn't post. We here at Maxwell AFB ran for Sherry. My daughter runs track and cross country for both AAU and USATF and it felt good letting her know how healing running can be and how mean people suck, but we are never to go through life afraid. Thanks for posting the video. It was beuatiful.

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  9. Awesome. I wished I would have brought my camera with me. I did 21 miles throughout Houston and ran past a couple people also wearing Sherry's bib.

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  10. Absolutely moving tribute. Hard to see through the tears. As I laid down to sleep last night, I prayed that her family would feel all this love surround them and ease their pain - even if but for a moment.

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  11. lovely, tear-jerking tribute! I was a slacker and did not send you a pic yet but I'm glad to see Chi-town represented. :) RIP Sherry.

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  12. I was proud to be part of that run.

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  13. This is just the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time. People can be truly amazing and sometimes that is easy to forget.

    On a different note - look at all that snow - makes me feel like a wuss for talking about how cold I was in Austin, Texas (it was in the 30s).

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  14. Tears are flowing. That was so wonderful, Beth. The running community and power of the human spirit overwhelmes me. I know Sherry was smiling down from Heaven seeing all these amazing ppl. Blown away.

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  15. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
    I ran for Sherry yesterday.
    It was my first run in 7 months due to injury.
    What a perfect day to make a new start & run for someone else other than myself.
    It was liberating.
    Thank you Beth.
    YOU are AMAZING.

    Jamie in Arkansas

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  16. That was beautiful, Beth. So glad to be a part of the Boulder run!

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  17. Beautiful. So many wonderful people got out to remember a fellow runner. Most of us never met her, but she has definitely had an impact on our thoughts and runs.

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  18. You've honored Sherry in such a beautiful way.
    Thank you for allowing so many people to be a part of this truly moving tribute.

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  19. So cool. I was unable to send in the pics from our group in Portland, OR, but here's the link to the post I did about it. It's truly amazing how many people participated.

    http://catastrophywife.com/2012/02/13/the-run/

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  20. It was a beautiful slideshow. I was brought to tears as well sitting here at school on my break watching it.

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  21. Moving video. I agree with Angela - it would be great if this continued every year. I'd run it.

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  22. Wow! I am so moved; once again I don't know that any words could ever express how much the love from all over the world has helped our community. It is so overwhelming that I cry thinking about it; THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the Virtual Run and for the constant prayers, thoughts and messages we have recieved from everyone as a community.
    Penny

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  23. Beautiful!
    How lucky we all are to belong to such an amazing community.

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  24. AWESOME!! What a wonderful way to honor Sherry.

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  25. So wonderful! We were so happy to be a part of this. And thank you for including us Denver girls!!!

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  26. Very touching, Beth! It'd be so neat to do this annually!

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  27. Wow. That's absolutely incredible. It's been incredible to see the amazing amount of support that everyone has shown. Such a beautiful video.

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  28. Love the video tribute Beth, the song that you picked brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday Sherry!

    Thanks again for organizing the run.

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  29. I am so grateful that I got to be a part of this. I will continue to pray for Sherry & her family & friends & all the Sidney community who were affected by this. This was beautiful & a tribute to a beautiful woman.

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  30. All I can say is WOW! So amazing. Love the running community!

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  31. really beautiful. thank you for sharing your cousin with us. May she rest in peace and may her family find solace in the love that surrounds them.

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  32. Oh wow. This is beautiful. I didn't get a chance to say this earlier, but I am so, so sorry for your loss. It's amazing to see that you put this together and that the entire running community can remember her is a very special way. RIP Sherry.

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  33. MANY OF US WORE HERE BIB ON OUR RACE ON SUNDAY TOO!

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  34. It's beautiful Beth. Truly. And it's beautiful to think of how the running community came together for Sherry. I hope that you and the rest of her family felt our love and support.
    Hugs,
    E

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  35. Beautiful tribute.

    I tried to email my post to you but it got rejected so I will just post a link here.

    I hope that you and Sherry's family and friends find peace and comfort and I'm proud to be a part of such a big movement in remembering.

    http://rundreamlaugh.blogspot.com/2012/02/virtual-run-for-sherry-courage-strength.html

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  36. That's awesome, Beth. We were very happy to do a small part to memorialize Sherry on Saturday.

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  37. I LOVED the slideshow, Beth! It makes me love all of those people, every single runner.

    Here's a link to my post from Sunday: http://bqby40.blogspot.com/2012/02/worldwide-run-for-sherry-arnold.html

    Much peace to you and your family!

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  38. Beth...oh boy.. good thing we type these comments and we dont record them..I could not speak....this is just LOVELY and truly wonderful. I am so honored to be a part of this. This massive success of people getting together to celebrate LIFE. There is HOPE for us all...the good guys.

    Happy Birthday dear Sherry....

    We did good.
    Let's repeat next year, this can be her annual birthday "cake". You know the multiple runs are the cake and we are the light on it....

    you picked the perfect song...one of my all time favorite

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  39. That was so Amazing!!

    I am moved by the people you can touch with your blog and the awesomeness of it all!!

    Just a beautiful tribute in her honor!!

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  40. I think this was such a touching tribute for Sherry. I was moved to tears on Saturday seeing all of the people out there running for her.

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  41. I love the vid...gonna share it. we got hit with a snow storm but I had numerous family members call me to say they had run. My aunt even got PR :)

    http://www.runningwithspatulas.com/2012/02/a-run-for-sherry-arnold.html

    that's my post! xo

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  42. That was so touching. I'm so honored to have been able to participate, and I was thrilled to see just a few of the others from all over the world. Sherry has touched us. We will continue praying for your family.

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  43. What a beautiful tribute to Sherry; thank you for giving us a chance to participate in a small way. May her family and town begin the process of healing.

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  44. Need to get you mine from Caracas, VZ!!

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  45. it really is so wonderful how everyone from so many parts of the country and the world have come together to celebrate Sherry's life.

    I love the comment about coming up with a formal Sherry's Run!!

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  46. i'm so posting the video on my blog...i'm SO proud to be part of the running community...it's like no other, i tell ya! thank you for letting us share this with you and i also have a "hells yeah!" to a formal run for Sherry!

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  47. So amazing and beautiful! I was teary from start to finish! That you for allowing me the honor of participating. Those evil men may have taken Sherry from those that love her, but they will not destroy our spirit.

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  48. i think i've got about 50+ linked up in my post...seriously amazing http://www.runtothefinish.com/2012/02/run-for-sherry.html

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  49. Amazing! I rode on Saturday and we talke of Sherry, I ran on Sunday and I thought of Sherry, I went to the finish line of the 1/2 in Arvada on Sunday and watched with tears in my eyes and 5 or 6 different people finished with bibs. What a good thing you did Beth. Hugs.

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  50. Thanks so much for this wonderful tribute! You did an excellent job! I'm going to post your video on my page too!

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  51. WOW. Beautiful tribute. Look at what you accomplished for Sherry. I'm sure she is very proud and thankful to have such a wonderful cousin. Forgot to send in my picture but I know there were several of us in Peoria, Illinois who participated as well. God bless!

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  52. Everything that you have done for Sherry and her memory has been really touching.

    I ran for Sherry on Saturday. My blog post and photos: http://ultrarunnergirl.blogspot.com/2012/02/run-for-sherry.html

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  53. That gave me the ugly cry. Still heartbroken for her family and that she could not witness the worldwide love shown in that video. You made a simple event into something amazing and so honoring. Thank you, Beth.

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  54. Beautiful. If you don't get even a little choked up watching this, then you don't have a pulse. My father, his wife and I walked/ran in San Diego. I believe someone driving by recognized the bibs because when they drove by they rolled down their windows, cheered and gave us the thumbs-up (as opposed to another gesture which would have meant something entirely different). I hope you found some peace this weekend.

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  55. Beautiful. If you don't get even a little choked up watching this, then you don't have a pulse. My father, his wife and I walked/ran in San Diego. I believe someone driving by recognized the bibs because when they drove by they rolled down their windows, cheered and gave us the thumbs-up (as opposed to another gesture which would have meant something entirely different). I hope you found some peace this weekend.

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  56. That was so beautiful. I am so glad I got out and ran on Saturday and carried Sherry with me. We never met but she got me moving that day.

    I agree with Caroline. This *should* be an annual event.

    I'm you felt all the love, peace, and healing thoughts we were all sending to your.

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  57. I was able to get my miles in on Sunday. Late, but there. No photo. Loved the video. Loved.

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  58. I didn't take any photos (sorry :( ) or really do anything except run on my own and dedicate time in thought, but I was thinking of you all on Saturday. That was a wonderful video, thank you for sharing.

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  59. Sherry's spirit hung around to appreciate your efforts to honour her memory then she said good bye in a dream. Now she's in a loving and good place.
    Well done, Beth.

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  60. Speechless. Thank you.

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  61. Tears...yes. This is so touching, Beth. I love it.

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  62. incredibly inspiring. what an amazing community of people. i am honored to be a part of it.

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  63. Perfect Beth! This was exactly how I felt when I went and ran, connected to all the other runners out there, connected to Sherry, just a part of the wonderful beautiful world.

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  64. Beautiful video. What a wonderful tribute to what seems like such a wonderful person! RIP Sherry, may your spirit carry on!

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  65. WOW! WE are amazing!I am in AWE and am speechless. The running community is so supportive. AMAZING. Sherry, WE LOVE YOU.

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  67. so amazing. it's incredible how far the word spread and how many people got involved. go blogosphere and go runners! much love to sherry, always.

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  68. Can barely type through the tears. Wonderful tribute. You did a beautiful thing organizing this.

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  69. I didn't see Charlotte NC pic... the Charlotte Running Club represented about 15 runners. Beautiful video. Your tremendous loss has been felt by runners all over the world. I, for one, will not be running alone on the country roads like I used to. God Bless you and your family and all of the other families who have lost someone in this same way. runners unite..

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  70. I am not surprised that your mail box is full! I tried sending you another photo, and it was returned. I will keep trying! Many thoughts still going out your way...this story still touches my life.

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  71. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos.

    I joined you in remembering Sherry on Saturday and blogged about it here: http://jannielynn.blogspot.com/2012/02/bright-spots-on-grey-and-gloomy-day.html

    Bless you for honouring Sherry this way.

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  72. That was amazing! It was an honor to run for Sherry..

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  73. So amazing to see such a worldwide turnout of love and support!!

    I didn't run on Sat., but yesterday I ran the National Breast Cancer Marathon ("the Donna" as it's called locally) in Jacksonville Beach, FL and dedicated my run to Sherry. Your stories about her and her kindness, her laughter and the photos with her warm smile all inspired me to keep going as strong as I could.

    Thank you, Beth, for sharing Sherry. If you hadn't, she might have been just another tragic blip on the national news. But now she's alive in so many vital, caring, running people. That is true light and power.

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  74. So inspiring. Didn't just tear up...cried outright. I ran Saturday but didn't think to get pictures as the bib was on my back! But I hope all the other runners saw it and remembered Sherry and her family!

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  75. Beth, I have tears in my eyes. What an amazing event, and a beautiful video. Its been a tough weekend for me and my run for sherry was just what was needed. RIP Sherry.

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  76. Beautiful! Absolutley beautiful!

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  77. How can one watch this without tears welling up in their eyes? Beautiful tribute.
    Bad mean people stink and there are so many wonderful supportive good people out there. I'm proud to be part of this running community.

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  78. Such a beautiful Tribute

    Thank you for letting us know about Sherry and allowing us to share in your grief. You have given us an opportunity to take a stand and do something positive in a moment of tragedy.

    I know many in South Carolina who ran, walked, biked and kick-boxed for Sherry while holding her and her entire family in each our hearts.

    So thank you for giving us a moment to do something for each of you. You have truly touched many.

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  79. beautiful tribute!
    I've been trying to send out pics from Portland, OR run, but I think your inbox is full, so it won't go through. Here's a link:
    http://kathyjustkeepsrunning.blogspot.com

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  80. AMAZING! The sheer support and community you created with this run is awe-inspiring! Sherry was loved!

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  81. Beautiful! It was such a special way for the running community to come together. Thanks again for organizing!

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  82. Tried to send you our pictture from Saturday's run. We ran in Colorado Springs, CO

    It is located on my blog:
    http://irun-4-mom.blogspot.com/2012/02/winter-series-race-3-santa-fe-trail.html

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  83. so awesome.

    Love all the places people were from. That is just amazing.

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  84. It took a few days, but here's my recap from Saturday.

    http://happierheather.com/2012/02/15/freeze-your-bunz-5k-dedicated-to-sherry-arnold/

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