WNEP’S RYAN’S RUN RAISED MORE THAN $600,000 WITH HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY

WNEP’S RYAN’S RUN RAISED MORE THAN $600,000 WITH HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY

On November 4, 2018, WNEP’s Ryan Leckey and a team of 50 athletes competed in the TCS New York City Marathon. Touted as one of the largest sporting events in the world, the annual marathon courses through the five boroughs of New York City. This year’s race featured more than 52,000 finishers. For athletes representing WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, the race was the culmination of months of training and fundraising. On November 9th, the campaign, now in its 9th year, came to a close with the announcement that a total of $602,543 was raised in for Allied Services in 2018.

The campaign officially kicked off in late August at a concert hosted by 9-year corporate sponsor Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the following months, the volunteer runners spent many hours training to prepare for the race, all while raising funds for the cause. Supporters purchased official Ryan’s Run shirts and participated in fundraisers hosted by local schools, running clubs, and more, all to benefit the campaign. Many turned out to cheer on runners and walkers at the Sixth Annual Ryan’s Run 5k and All-Abilities Walk held in early October.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the continued generosity of our community, corporate sponsors, employees, local schools and runners” commented William Conaboy, President and CEO of Allied Services Integrated Health System. “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.”

Thanks to the support of WNEP TV, its major sponsors and the generosity of the local community, the Ryan’s Run campaign has raised more than $3.2 million since 2010. The proceeds from this year’s campaign will benefit individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries served by Allied Services, enabling the non-profit health system to invest in cutting-edge technology and services throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

Allied Services wish to thank media sponsor WNEP TV-16, corporate sponsors Baker Tilly, Jack Williams Tire, Mohegan Sun Pocono, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates P.C., Open Access Marketing, Weis Markets, Lamar Advertising, United Concordia Dental, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, signature event sponsors Aon and Quantum Rehab, and the many Ryan’s Run donors for their outstanding commitment to supporting children and adults with disabilities.

Photo ID: from left Corey Burns, Assistant Chief Photographer, WNEP TV; Erin Burns, Public Relations Specialist, Allied Services; Wally Sokolowski, Physical Therapy Assistant, Allied Services; Lynne Duncan, Speech Language Pathologist, Allied Services; Matt Aten, Activities & Life Skills Coordinator, Allied Services; Ryan Leckey, Reporter/Producer, WNEP TV; Charlotte Wright, Director of External Affairs, Allied Services; Jim Brogna, Vice President of Corporate Advancement & Communications, Allied Services.??