Just days after 35 local runners completed the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, Allied Services Integrated Health System and WNEP TV’s Ryan Leckey celebrated the end of another successful Ryan’s Run campaign. In just three months the campaign raised more than $310,000 thanks to support from corporate sponsors, businesses and individuals throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the continued generosity of our community, corporate sponsors, employees, local schools and runners” commented Attorney William Conaboy, President and CEO of Allied Services. “We’re fortunate to have the support of so many partners and individuals who are committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries in our area.”
The campaign officially kicked off in late-August at a concert hosted by 5-year corporate sponsor Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In the following months, supporters attended fundraising events from Selinsgrove to Tannersville. Events like the CrossFit workout “Lift Like Leckey” and the 2nd Annual Ryan’s Run 5k and All-Abilities Walk drew inspiration from the campaign’s motto “Inspiring Fitness. Challenging Disability. Changing Lives,” giving supporters the opportunity to challenge themselves physically while supporting a cause that improves the lives of individuals with disabilities.
The proceeds from the Ryan’s Run campaign benefit individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries served by Allied Services, enabling the non-profit health system to invest in cutting-edge technology, staff and services throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Allied Services wish to thank corporate sponsors Mohegan Sun at Poconos Downs, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, Jack Williams Tire, Baker Tilly, Weis Markets, Pocono Raceway and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the many contributors to Ryan’s Run for their outstanding commitment to supporting children and adults with disabilities.