Monday, May 5, 2008

Team Mercy Ministries Runs in the Country Music Marathon

On Saturday, April 26th, 26 men and women from Nashville and the surrounding areas ran in the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon with Team Mercy Ministries! The runners were thrilled to be able to run for a cause and raise support for the Mercy Ministries home in Nashville. Altogether, the team raised over $22,000!

The night before the race, the team and their families gathered at the Mercy Ministries Nashville home to celebrate their hard work, and hear more about how lives are being transformed through the Mercy Ministries program. Guests ate their carbohydrates while listening to the stories of a current resident and a former resident of Mercy Ministries. After dinner, guests received Team Mercy Ministries running shirts and goodie bags. An iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and Foot Locker gift certificates were given as prizes to those who raised the most money for Mercy Ministries.

“I had such a terrific time raising money and running with Team Mercy again this year! As I heard the race spectators cheering "Come on Team Mercy!" when they saw it on my shirt, it encouraged me that not only were they cheering me on in the race, but that they were also being exposed to the work of Mercy Ministries.” ~Melanie Blair

“We had a blast walking for Team Mercy!! During the race, I passed one lady that told me that Mercy saved her girlfriend's life and that it was a fabulous organization! I was so impressed that the lady and her friend took the time to tell me that. They were running and I was walking and she slowed down to tell me about how Mercy had changed her friend's life. I just thought that was such a testament to all the great things Mercy Ministries does! Keep it up!!” ~Kimberly Cooper

Thank you to all of the men and women who were a part of Team Mercy! You have helped save lives!

For more information about running with Team Mercy Ministries in the Country Music Marathon on April 25th, 2009, visit and go to the Events section under “How You Can Help.”