Team Leckey Runners? Awe-Inspiring Performance at the 2011 ING NYC Marathon

On November 6, 2011, 2.8 million people packed the streets of New York City to watch one of the most iconic races, the New York City Marathon. Marathon officials estimate that more than 47,000 people competed in the 2011 ING NYC Marathon, raising more than $31 million for countless charities.

Among the thousands were 20 runners representing a local non-profit organization, Allied Services Integrated Health System. Allied Services congratulates Team Leckey on their awe-inspiring performances:

“As a former marathoner, I am inspired by the 20 runners who represented us, from a variety of backgrounds and with varying running experience, yet all had a common goal which was accomplished” noted William P. Conaboy, Esq., President and CEO, Allied Services Integrated Health System.

Runner Hometown Time

Corey Burns

Factoryville 3:43:25

Steve Davidowitz

Dallas 5:04:29

Dr. John Farrell

Clarks Summit 4:20:01

Michael Ferguson

Dunmore 3:40:36

Kara Fox-LaRose

Kingston 7:00:10

Krista Gabello

Philadelphia 4:44:43

Cathy Guzzi

Clarks Summit 4:44:42

Alicia Kelly

Dunmore 4:32:19

Ryan Leckey

Scranton 4:44:43

Michelle Mariotti

Old Forge 3:43:18

Leslie Moran

Scranton 3:59:12

Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa

Kingston 2:58:17

Robert Pembleton

Shavertown 4:23:15

Matt Scalese

Moscow 3:49:29

Dave Simpson

Dallas 5:02:55

Barb Straub

Bear Creek 4:25:59

Doug Straub

Bear Creek 4:19:14

Dr. Paul Tomcykoski

Jermyn 4:55:51

Scott Verdine

Pittston 3:54:16

Kerry Ziegler

Scranton 6:13:50

The Team Leckey runners, led for a second year by WNEP-TV?s Ryan Leckey, represented runners of all ability levels and backgrounds, united by a common cause; to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Race day marked the culmination of 5 month campaign, Ryan?s Run, to raise funds to update rehab technology used to treat children and adults with disabilities at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes-Barre and Allied Rehab Hospital, Scranton.

During the campaign, Ryan Leckey and WNEP-TV educated viewers on the role of technology in rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities or life-changing injuries. He visited National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC to witness for himself the value of one particular piece of equipment; the ZeroG, an advanced weight support system that helps patients rehab faster, reducing recovery time and getting them back to their lives.

Thanks to the dedication of the runners and the generosity of the local community, the 2011 Ryan?s Run campaign raised $226,532.06 and counting. Allied Services stands ready to bring this cutting-edge rehabilitation technology to the individuals it serves in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

?The success of the Ryan?s Run campaign and the support of our sponsors, donors and community is inspiring to us all at Allied Services. Thanks to the Ryan?s Run campaign, we will be able to offer the very best rehabilitative care using technology found nowhere else in the state of Pennsylvania? commented William P. Conaboy, Esq., President and CEO, Allied Services Integrated Health System.

Allied Services wishes to thank the countless Ryan?s Run supporters for their overwhelming support and generous donations. In particular, our major sponsors – Jack Williams Tire & Auto, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Bioness, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates – our media sponsors – WNEP TV-16 and Lamar Advertising – and of course, the Team Leckey runners.

Photographed, from left: Robert Pembleton, Steve Davidowitz, Cathy Guzzi, Ryan Leckey, Michael Ferguson, Scott Verdine., Corey Burns, Doug Straub.