In her professional life, Taylor-Huff engineered a decorated career that revolved around caring for others. With her passing this May, she left behind a legacy in local health care, having led Quality Health Care and Cedars Health Care to prominence in Lebanon as president and CEO of both facilities, a Sherrys Run spokesperson said.
Combining her industry expertise and resources with her Christian faith and her desire to make a difference, she was also able to help people in many other ways. She wouldnt hesitate to assist a neighbor or employee after hearing that they were in need. She raised money for children with life-threatening illnesses; was an active leader on legislative health care issues; and aided a number of other causes by giving of her time, money and compassion, the spokesperson added.
Aside from personally supporting Sherrys Run, Taylor-Huff also had another special connection to the organization: she fought courageously with cancer. While fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which eventually took her life, she experienced firsthand the toll the disease can take on every aspect of a familys existence. That unenviable quality is something shared by every recipient of Sherrys Run funding and support.
The spokesperson noted that Dixie Taylor-Huff is sorely missed not only among her friends and family, and especially her husband Tommy and daughters Tonya, Sonya and Kristi, but also in her community. To those who participate in Sherrys Run next month, she will represent a treasured memory, an inspiration and a shining example of human kindness. She will represent even more than that to some local families affected by cancer; at the familys request, donations to Sherrys Run were provided in lieu of flowers for her memorial. That contribution, which came to more than $9,000, will impact many people through direct, tangible, much-needed assistance.
Nothing could be more representative of the caring spirit that Dixie Taylor-Huff embodied and that Sherrys Run continues to embrace.
The ninth annual Sherrys Run is scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, in Lebanon, beside the main office of Wilson Bank & Trust, 623 West Main Street. Mark your calendar and plan to join participants.
The mission of Sherrys Run: 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 Sherrys Run or to refer someone who might qualify for assistance, call 925-2592 or visit www.sherrysrun.org.