In 2014, more than 440 million people across the world watched as an Internet sensation rapidly grew into a philanthropic crusade before their eyes, with more than 17 million participants (ALS Association). One year later, as the fruits of more than $115 million dollars in donations are leading scientists closer to a cure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to raise awareness and funds for ALS.
On Monday, October 12, individuals will mix and mingle with their favorite Utica Comets players at the Jerseys, Jeans and Jewels fundraiser presented by the Sitrin Foundation. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey, paired with jeans and accessorized with a little bling, to this sports-themed soirée, featuring an evening of fine food, music and dancing at Esche’s Aqua Vino Restaurant.
Each year on August 24, Marie Clay and her daughter Laurie Clay launch royal blue balloons on the birthdate of Phil Clay, husband and father, who died of Huntington’s Disease (HD) nine years ago at the age of 57.
AmeriGas Propane of Alder Creek raised $1,200 for the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Stars and Stripes Run~Walk through its annual customer appreciation day held in July. AmeriGas is a three-year sponsor of Sitrin’s Stars and Stripes Run~Walk, an event that benefits Sitrin’s Military Rehabilitation Program. The 4th Annual Stars and Stripes Run~Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Horses Help Deployed Veterans Find Healing, Recovery
August 12 2015
On Thursday, August 13, veterans in the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Military-Civilian Coalition (MCC) will spend the morning at Reindance Stables, Sauquoit, participating in equine therapy, a treatment that has successfully helped individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, as well as physical disabilities and other combat-related conditions.
On Saturday, September 12, hundreds of individuals will walk, run, and fundraise to support the country’s dedicated servicemen and women at the Sitrin Health Care Center’s 4th Annual Stars and Stripes Run~Walk, presented by Adirondack Bank. This patriotic event, to take place at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, features a 5K run, 5K wheelchair race, 2-mile walk, and military-inspired obstacle course.
Sitrin's Equili-BRAIN-ium concussion management network would like to thank the Westmoreland Pop Warner players, cheerleaders, coaches, parents and guardians, for participating in concussion baseline assessments.
Before their back-to-back softball games in Utica on Saturday, individuals from the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will visit the Sitrin Health Care Center on Friday, August 7 at noon for a luncheon, followed by a tour of its campus. Dennis Wince, executive director of the WWAST, Gary Weaver, WWAST coach, and outfielder Kyle Earl, will attend.
Last week, Sitrin STARS athlete Jason Robinson competed in the 2015 National Junior Disability Championships held in Union County, NJ.
On Friday, July 31, nearly 100 veterans and their families will pitch tents and start collecting firewood for Sitrin’s Second Annual Warrior Retreat, a free weekend of camping and team-building experiences at Camp Sitrin.