Concordia Dental join forces to improve lives in Northeastern

Concordia Dental join forces to improve lives in Northeastern

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, in collaboration with United Concordia Dental, recently presented Allied Services Integrated Health System with a donation of $15,000. The contribution brings Allied Services closer to its goal of raising $500,000 through its annual fundraising campaign, WNEP’s Ryan’s Run.

Earlier this year, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Concordia Dental announced that they would join together as major sponsors of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run. The campaign centers on a team of 50 volunteers who are raising awareness and funds for Allied Services.

On Nov. 4, those volunteers will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon. Funds raised through the charity campaign will enable Allied Services to invest in advanced rehab technology and services to support the rehabilitation and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, life-changing injuries and illnesses in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

“We’re proud to support WNEP’s Ryan’s Run and Allied Services,” said Quinn Dufurrena, D.D.S., J.D, Chief Dental Officer, United Concordia Dental.“This organization has touched the lives of countless people in our community. We know how important the care and opportunities provided by Allied Services are to individuals and families who need them.”

A portion of the funds raised in 2018 has been earmarked for investment in the Indego, an exoskeleton that will give staff at Allied Services new tools and opportunities in the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury or stroke. The device will be the first of its kind in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. To learn more about the campaign, its major sponsors or its runners, call 570.348.1407 or visit alliedservices.org/ryansrun