For the 6th year in a row, WNEP TV’s Ryan Leckey and a team of area athletes will be running in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon to raise money for Allied Services, changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Pledge today and help us make this our most successful year yet!
In its first year as a Community charity of the ING New York City marathon, Allied services raised $120,000! The team of five runners, lead by WNEP-TV's Ryan Leckey, was overwhelmed by the show of support, which allowed Allied Services to continue to provide services to children without regard for their insurance status or their parents' ability to pay.
From the huge success of its first year, Ryan's Run moved up to Bronze Charity Status. Fifteen additional spots were added to the team for a total of 20 runners. The team doubled their funds from the first year by raising more than $226,000 for Allied Services. This incredible success allowed Allied Services to purchase two Aretech Zero-Gs, the world's most advanced overground gait and balance training system. They are now helping patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions, helping them to begin standing and walking earlier in their rehabilitation.
In its third year, the Ryan's Run team totaled 25 runners! Continuing on as a Bronze charity, the team raised over $260,000, investing in equipment and services throughout Allied Services. Thanks to Ryan's Run 3, we were able to invest in the SMART Equitest, a piece of rehabilitation equipment used to evaluate and treat balance problems. The funds were also used to expand the music therapy services available to patients and to purchase rehabilitation equipment to benefit children with sensory integration conditions.
When the marathon was cancelled due to the effects of superstorm Sandy, the team rallied, turning marathon-Sunday into an opportunity to collect and later that week, distribute relief supplies to storm damaged communities in New York and New Jersey. "Ryan's Run" was recently named by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters as an "Outstanding Television Public Service Campaign."
In 2014, a team of almost 50 runners took to the streets of New York City for the ING New York City Marathon. For the first time, the campaign featured the Ryan’s Run 5k and All-Abilities Walk, an event that allowed supporters, runners, patients and their families to join together to celebrate the achievements of the team and Allied’s patients. Funds raised through RR4 enabled Allied to invest in technology that helps children and adults with speech impairments; a device that helps people recovering from stroke and brain injuries to regain function of their arms and hands; technology that helps children with cerebral palsy to gain strength and flexibility. The funds also enable Allied to invest in new ventilators for the region’s only dedicated ventilator unit at Allied Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center.
Ryan’s Run 5 marked two new milestones for the campaign; the team of 35 runners raised a record –breaking $310,000 bringing the total raised through Ryan’s Run to more than $1.2 million. Funds raised in 2014 were invested in therapeutic services, such as music therapy, and new technology, such as the Reo-Go, a device that benefits stroke and brain injury patients.
YOUR DONATION, WHETHER SMALL OR LARGE, WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD OR ADULT WITH A LIFE-CHANGING INJURY OR DISABILITY SERVED BY ALLIED SERVICES IN NORTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.
Check may be made payable to:
Allied Services Foundation
Mail donations to:
c/o Allied Services Foundation
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit PA 18411
You can pledge your support for Ryan’s Run by making a contribution via CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform that routes donations to Allied Services Foundation. Simply click on the link below and select the runner you’d like to support from the drop-down menu.CONTINUE TO CROWDRISE
For mail donations, simply include your shirt size with your donation. For online donations, please contribute $30 or more and then contact Peggy Ford at 570-348-1407 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and shirt size.