New Hartford, NY (WIBX) - The Stars and Stripes Run and Walk to benefit the military rehabilitation program at Sitrin raised more than $70,000, that's more than twice what organizers anticipated.

Over five hundred runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, hand cyclists, volunteers, and heroes came out to support the event at SUNY-IT.

Planning is already underway for Sitrin's Second Annual Stars and Stripes Run and Walk next year.  To get involved call Cheryl Jassak at: (315) 737.2245 or e-mail her at:

If you have photos from the day and wish to share them you can also send them to the e-mail address listed above and they will be posted.

Townsquare Media's  "Team Polly," organized by Polly Wogg of WIBX's sister station, Big Frog 104, participated in the inaugural event.  Click here to see the Big Frog photos.