Reposted from the Pittston Dispatch

Allied Services Integrated Health System is the Start Stop Sponsor of the Greater Pittston YMCA Susquehanna Stride Half Marathon and 5K run which goes off next Sunday, May 27, at 8 a.m.. The race takes runners through the city of Pittston and the surrounding areas.
Among the runners in the 5K will be the director of Heinz Rehab Pittston Center Lori Giacovelli and Chris Urban, 41, an accountant from Pittston, who recovered from a hip injury at the Heinz Rehab Pittston Center, where physical therapist Michelle Stark designed a program to help him continue running safely.

Stark and Dan Heness, physical therapy assistant, worked with him each week on exercises that over time improved the function of the ligaments and muscles in his legs.

Two other Pittston natives, Assistant Vice President of Advancement Jim Brogna and Vice President of Systems Improvement Bob Cole will be running in the half marathon.

Also running in the half marathon for the “Allied Team” are John Martino, a physical therapist in the Heinz Rehab Forty Fort Center, and Mike Rawls, an inventory/data specialist at Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

“We like to keep our partnerships local. Allied’s Heinz Rehab Center Pittston helps promote one of our core missions, healthy living. The Greater Pittston YMCA is thrilled to have the support of Allied for the Susquehanna Stride,” said Craig Lukatch, CEO of the Pittston Y.

Registration is still open. For information visit or stop by the Y.