Run, walk or cheer! You’re invited to join us at the 5th Annual 5k & All-Abilities Walk sponsored by Aon and Quantum Rehab.
To learn more click here
Run, walk or cheer! You’re invited to join us at the 5th Annual 5k & All-Abilities Walk sponsored by Aon and Quantum Rehab.
To learn more click here
Allied Services Integrated Health System is proud to announce Weis Markets as a returning major sponsor of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 8, the annual campaign to raise funds for children and adults with disabilities at Allied Services. As a 7-year major sponsor, Weis Markets has donated more than $100,000 to Allied Services. The funds, along with donations from individuals, school, businesses and other major sponsors, enable the non-profit health system to invest in cutting-edge rehab technology, services and staff to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries.
“We’re proud to be a Major Sponsor of Ryan’s Run and to be helping individuals and families affected by life-changing injuries and disabilities get the care they need” said Dennis Curtin, Director of Public Relations. “As a locally focused retailer, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve and are pleased to be working with the Allied Team.”
On November 5, WNEP TV’s Ryan Leckey and 50 other area runners will complete the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. The legendary footrace marks the culmination of the WNEP’s Ryan’s Run campaign and months of fundraising and awareness-raising for Allied Services. Weis Markets will be represented by Adrianne Filkovsky, Assistant Store Manager, Weis Markets in Scott Township.
To learn more about the campaign, major sponsors and how you can get involved visit www.allied-services.org/ryansrun/ or call 570-348-1407.
Front row from left: Jim Brogna, VP Corporate Advancement & Communication, Allied Services; Corey Burns, Assistant Chief Photographer, WNEP-TV; Jennifer Sands, Communications Specialist; John Nicolosi, Assistant Store Manager; Ryan Leckey, Reporter/Producer, WNEP TV; Reggie McCleese, Store Manager; Dennis Curtin, Director of Public Relations, Weis Markets; Sarah Brown, Assistant Store Manager; Adrianne Filkovsky, Assistant Store Manager.
SCRANTON — Some people went for a swim with some pups in Scranton Sunday.
Montage Mountain Resort hosted its Bark in the Waterpark event to mark the end of its summer season.
Pups and their owners could splash around in the wave pool, check out goodies from area vendors, and even practice some doggy yoga or “doga.”
Money raised will benefit WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 8, which raises money for kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services.
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Stocking the shelves and changing lives! It’s the goal behind Weis Markets’ 10th annual “Fight Hunger” campaign across our area. The project is now underway through Oct. 4.
To date, the supermarket corporation has raised more than a million dollars for local food banks in our area.
The grocery store chain is also one of eight corporate sponsors of WNEP-TV’s Ryan’s Run 8. The charity campaign raises money for kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services. You can support WNEP’s Ryan’s Run at this link!
Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey visited the Weis store in the Clarks Summit area Thursday morning to explain how people can get involved in the “Fight Hunger” campaign, the items you can donate, and the places that’ll benefit.
Earlier this month, when Weis first kicked off its “Fight Hunger” campaign, the supermarket allocated its first week of fundraising efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Just over $214,000 was raised for the cause.
“Fight Hunger” Facts
100% of proceeds will be donated to area food banks in the form of gift cards to help fill gaps in food supplies.HOW TO HELP:
Donate shelf-stable items
Purchase $1, $4 and or “Round-Up Donation” to the next whole dollar
For every $4 coupon purchased a gallon of Weis Quality Milk will be donated to the local food bank.
Make a PayPal donation here!
Purchase a Reusable Fight Hunger bag.
Organizers say “this program typically generates hundreds of thousands of dollars in product and direct donations by Weis customers to local food banks, pantries and emergency food providers. Weis supplements their giving with a matching corporate donation.”
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR DONATION
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Boxed Skillet Dinners
REPOSTED from The Times Tribune
MOOSIC — Joe Carlin got his introduction to cornhole when he won RailRiders tickets in a competition with the team’s interns about a year-and-a-half ago, and he was hooked.
The 28-year-old Scranton resident then bought a small set to play the game — during which players take turns throwing 16-ounce beanbags at a raised platform with a hole 30 feet away — while tailgating at baseball games and concerts. He soon discovered the area has a growing scene centered on the activity.
With teammate Kenny Heater of Scranton, Carlin took second place in the competitive bracket of the second annual NEPA Cornhole Tournament on Saturday at PNC Field, placing behind Scott Laba and Shane Coyne from the Syracuse area, the defending champions.
“It’s fun; it’s a backyard sport,” Carlin said. “With NEPA Cornhole, they built a little community for it. It’s cool to meet other people that play, to be competitive with each other. It’s like a family. Everyone wants everyone else to improve and test each other’s skills, so when it comes time for a tournament, we’re ready.”
Carlin first took the leap from casual to competitive when Heater told him about a NEPA Cornhole tournament, and the pair’s standings have gradually improved through their first few competitions.
At PNC Field, the tournament included two brackets, with 24 teams playing in the competitive division and 16 in the social division, said T.J. Griffiths, co-founder and co-owner of NEPA Cornhole with Tony Lucarelli.
The 40-year-old Old Forge resident recalled having fun playing it at family events and tailgating at New York Giants and Penn State games, but having to travel out of the area to play in tournaments as he got more into the game.
“We said, ‘Let’s try to grow the sport locally,’?” Griffiths said. “The support has been great. We’re doing well with tournaments.”
A social scene has coalesced around the game at some local bars, including the Backyard Ale House in Scranton, and the new organization has a weekly league at Oak Street Express in Taylor.
NEPA Cornhole held a tournament that raised money for Allied Services and Ryan’s Run, which Griffiths said drew more than 70 teams, and has events at Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston, including a tournament scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 24.
Another tournament is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel in Scranton, raising money for the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA.
Griffiths, who became a regional director of the American Cornhole League about two weeks ago, described cornhole as a growing sport whose national championships got favorable ratings on ESPN2.
He sees improvement in the local skill level, but also room for more growth.
“The competitiveness in this state is nowhere near the South yet,” he said.
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Inspiring Fitness. Challenging Disability. Changing Lives. That’s the motto for WNEP-TV’s Ryan’s Run which has officially launched year eight.
The charity campaign kicked off on Newswatch 16 This Morning on Wednesday, August 16. The project continues through November 5, the weekend of the TCS New York City Marathon.
WNEP’s Ryan’s Run raises money for kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services. Allied is one of our area’s largest nonprofit organizations with a mission of “providing miracles in rehab.”
You can also mail checks to:
Allied Services Foundation
c/o WNEP’s Ryan’s Run
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
If you donate $30.00 or more, you’ll receive the latest Ryan’s Run workout shirt and qualify for a Dream Vacation Raffle:
The official kick off event for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run will be held Thursday, August 17, at Mohegan Sun Pocono at 7:30 p.m. as a part of “Party on the Patio.”
This year’s free concert event features “Separate Ways The Band,” a Journey tribute band.
Although it’s free, the concert venue gives folks a chance to meet this year’s team of runners (Team Leckey) and donate to receive the newest Ryan’s Run athletic shirt.
You can head to the official WNEP’s Ryan’s Run website and meet our team at this link or you can keep up on the latest Ryan’s Run events by viewing our Facebook page. You can also get involved by calling 570-348-1407.
About WNEP’s Ryan’s Run:
The charity campaign is spearheaded by morning man Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey. New in year eight, our very own Julie Sidoni will also join Ryan in this cause along with 50 other area runners.
They will all run in the world famous TCS New York City Marathon on November 5.
Before the big race, the team is collecting as much cash as possible for the cause through various community events to help change lives here at home.
Ryan’s Run earned the silvery charity status by the New York Road Runners. The status puts our campaign on the same level as internationally respected organizations such as UNICEF.
This year’s runners were chosen during the winter months through applications submitted through WNEP and Allied.
A Few Fun Facts:
Written by Carmella Rynearson, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator
What do puppies, kitties, ice cream, and video editing software all have in common? Well, they’re some of Helen Macek’s favorite things, of course. I first met Helen, a 9-year-old girl from Moosic, PA when she was participating in an All Abilities Walk. I was immediately drawn to her energetic, bubbly personality. Helen was an ambassador for Allied Services’ Ryan’s Run Campaign that raises money and sends a team of runners to participate in the New York City Marathon. Allied has engaged in Ryan’s Run for 7 years, raising $2.1 million to promote miracles in rehab to change the lives of children and adults with disabilities, life-changing injuries, and chronic illness in NE and Central PA. Helen herself receives therapy at Allied two days per week. While Helen raves that she participates in this walk because, “It’s fun!”, her mother was happy to see that Helen was able to increase her walking from last year.
Helen is an extremely happy and active girl. She prefers to move around her home by hopping with her arms in a seated position. Born with Sacral Agenesis, a rare congenital disorder characterized by abnormal fetal development of the lower spine, Helen is paralyzed from her thighs down. Although she has some sensations in her lower body, it is sporadic. But Helen is very determined in all she does, and her parents nurture her enthusiasm any way they can. Rather than using the word “can’t”, they always choose “try” when Helen asks if she can do something.
Helen uses a variety of assistive technology to support her independence. She uses a wheelchair (with pink highlights) for traveling long distances and a (gold) walker to promote exercise. Helen has a ramp for wheelchair access into her home and she uses (leopard print) Ankle and Foot Orthoses (AFO’s) and Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO’s) to help with support of her feet/ankles/legs. Funding for her assistive technology and other supports has been covered by a combination of her primary and state health insurance plans, as well as funding from Early Intervention, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Allied Services.
Helen is an ambitious 3rd grader, by any definition of the word. One of her passions is editing videos, and she was very excited to show me a video she made with her iPad when I visited this past winter. Currently, the Make a Wish Foundation is helping her with her wish to learn to produce and edit videos. But, ask her what she wants to be when she grows up and she’ll tell you her goal is to open her own bakery called Kitty Coffee; she’s already created her own menu items.
Helen’s active life also includes happy memories of throwing out the first puck at the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey game and when I met with her she was anticipating going on a field trip to the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Railriders Baseball game this spring. In terms of sports, Helen also has her own bow and will start Archery lessons soon. And, as if she isn’t busy enough, Helen makes a point of attending themed board game conventions whenever they come to her area. She will be a Kitty Fairy this upcoming event. Despite some serious health scares in her lifetime, Helen remains extremely positive and involved within her community, making good use of assistive technology to support all her endeavors.
PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A mix of sweat, stamina and determined athletes all helped break a fundraising record at a charity fitness competition Saturday at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township.
Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey announced more than $30,000 was raised during Clash for Cash. That’s $10,000 more than last year.
The money from this family-friendly fitness event benefits WNEP-TV’s Ryan Run, which helps kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services.
140 athletes, of all abilities, competed for prizes during various workouts.
Elizabeth Thumann of Damascus Township said, “This is my second year. I like it because Allied helped me when I first moved to the area. They provided in-home services.”
Robert Polashenski of Hazle Township added, “It’s intense. It makes you really work out hard and make you see what you can do yourself.”
A few hundred people came out to cheer on those athletes and even donated to WNEP-TV’s Ryan Run.
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On November 5, WNEP TV’s Ryan Leckey and 50 other runners will complete the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, which will mark the conclusion of the Ryan’s Run 8 campaign. Baker Tilly’s Ryan’s Run 8 runner representative will be Kelly Seeger, a staff consultant on the firm’s healthcare consulting team.
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