Saturday, February 11, 2012

Virtual Run/Walk for Sherry Arnold - February 11, 2012

On Saturday January 7, 2012, Sherry Arnold went for a run in Sidney, Montana and never came home. Two out-of-state men have been arrested in her disappearance.

The status of the Arnold investigation remains the same - Sherry Arnold's body has not been found. Arnold's family along with the law enforcement believe she was killed shortly after her kidnapping on January 7th.  A multi-state search immediately erupted in full force, that quickly resulted in the arrest of the two men. They have to this date been charged with kidnapping.

Sherry was a mother, daughter, sister, teacher, runner, and friend to many. She was from Sidney which is just right next door to where I grew up in the little town of Plentywood, Montana. In Eastern Montana, tragedies like this do not happen often. In that neck of the woods, the land is scattered with tight knit small communities where everyone knows, trusts, and looks out for each other.  It is this old fashioned way of treating your neighbors as family, that leads me to writing today.

Today, February 11, 2012, people all over the country are honoring Sherry by participating in a virtual run/walk with her on their minds.This afternoon Rylee and I ran 2.5 miles. Not only Sherry, but her family and friends were on my mind as we ran through the neighborhood here in South Florida. To think that people all over the USA are participating in this event today warms my heart. It is amazing to see all of the photos of peoples runs/walks today in honor of Sherry. Click here if you would like to see pics of how Sherry has created footprints all over the USA in just one day. I hope it can also bring a tiny piece of comfort to her family and close friends to know that she is though of by so many.

Click here if you would like to print out your own sign for today.



Rylee and I before our run for Sherry.
 


Beautiful Day to run for Sherry!
 
 Putting our tracks down in her name.

 Yup we are both out of shape. 2.5 miles had us working up a sweat.
 




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