WNEP's Ryans Run seeking team members for year 11 of Charity Campaign

WNEP's Ryans Run seeking team members for year 11 of Charity Campaign

Allied Services was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Jim Brogna, Vice President of Corporate Advancement and Communications for Allied Services. The race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Learn more about the TCS New York City Marathon

“Allied Services is thrilled to be named as an official charity partner of the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Jim Brogna, Vice President of Corporate Advancement and Communications. “The TCS New York City Marathon has provided a transformative experience not only for our dedicated runners raising funds for our cause, but also for our employees and the individuals and families we serve. We are proud to support them on their journey to the iconic finish line as they raise important funds to benefit children and adults with disabilities at Allied Services.”

Allied Services is a non-profit health system of more than 3,000 employees and volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness. This diverse provider of rehabilitative, vocational, home care and residential services touched the lives of more than 5,000 people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania each day. 

Over the last 10 years, the campaign, which is led by Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey, has raised more than $3.8 million and helped to change countless lives in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. The funds have enabled Allied Services to invest in advanced rehab technology with the goal of improving quality of life and recovery for children and adults with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness. 

In the coming weeks, Allied Services will begin assembling its team of volunteer runners who will participate in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon while raising funds and awareness for the non-profit. 

"Since we started this campaign 11 years ago, we have had the opportunity to share this incredible experience with close to 300 runners" commented Charlotte Wright, Director of Special Events at Allied Services. "The TCS New York City Marathon is the ultimate experience, whether you're a seasoned athlete or a newer runner. The race is really the icing on the cake and a special opportunity to share with your team mates. It is hard to go through this campaign (and the marathon) and not be changed by it."

Applications are currently being accepted. To learn more about what's involved, what support is available to runners, and to fill out an application click here.