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Stars and Stripes Run/Walk raises more than $70,000 for Sitrin Military Rehab

By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - More than 500 people participated in Sitrin’s first annual Stars and Stripes Run/Walk on Saturday, September 29, at SUNYIT, raising more than $70,000 to support Sitrin’s new Military Rehabilitation Program.

Sitrin’s Stars and Stripes Run/Walk, sponsored by Adirondack Bank, GPO Federal Credit Union, Sodexo, and ECR-Utica Boilers, included a 5K run and wheelchair race, a 2-mile walk, a military-inspired obstacle course, and an adaptive sports symposium. Teams and individuals were encouraged to participate in the day’s events in honor or memory of loved ones who have served our country.

All proceeds from Sitrin’s Stars and Stripes Run/Walk support Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program, which provides comprehensive care for wounded warriors who have post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, post-acute substance abuse, and other combat-related conditions. In addition, Sitrin plans to build a lodge/medical treatment center at Camp Sitrin, where members of the Armed Forces can receive care in a holistic and serene environment.

“We are overwhelmed by the support from the community,” said Rosemary Bonacci, Sitrin’s vice president of development and communications. “Realizing what our nation’s heroes do for us each day, it’s our turn to give back and provide them with the best care possible. Sitrin is committed to helping injured servicemembers reintegrate into society and rebuild their lives through its unique military rehabilitation program.”

Online fundraising will remain open throughout the month of October. Those interested in making a donation can visit www.sitrinstarsandstripes.com or call (315) 737-2406.

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