REPOSTED by WNEP.com
POSTED 11:22 AM, AUGUST 17, 2018, BY RYAN LECKEY, UPDATED AT 10:58AM, AUGUST 17, 2018
WNEP’s Ryan’s Run is celebrating its ninth year of helping to change the lives of kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services.
The charity campaign is spearheaded by WNEP-TV’s morning ball of energy Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey.
As is the tradition as part of the campaign kickoff, a free concert event is on tap at Mohegan Sun Pocono near Wilkes-Barre as part of “Party On The Patio.”
The free concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018. It features the Bon Jovi tribute band “Bon-Jersey.” If it rains, the outdoor concert will be moved inside the casino’s convention center. Although the concert is free, the event 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.
Money raised throughout WNEP’s Ryan’s Run is earmarked to help Allied Services purchase cutting-edge rehabilitation technology to change lives here at home.
Allied Services is one of our area’s largest nonprofits with a mission of “providing miracles in rehab.”
Our campaign takes place from August through November. The “run” portion of the campaign involves Ryan Leckey and 50 other area runners taking a trek in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018.
The motto for Ryan’s Run is: Inspiring Fitness. Challenging Disability. Changing Lives.
Our runners hold various fundraisers to raise cash for the cause throughout our campaign. Head here to keep up to date on the latest Ryan’s Run happenings.
Our biggest community event is WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 5K/All-Abilities Walk. It takes place Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the track at the Scranton High School. Stay tuned here for the link to signup early.
HOW TO DONATE:
To donate to WNEP’s Ryan’s Run and score yourself the newest campaign moisture-wicking workout shirt, CLICK HERE! A $30.00 donation or more scores you the latest RR9 gear.
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.
If you’d like to mail a donation:
Allied Services Foundation
c/o WNEP’s Ryan’s Run
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
HAVE A QUESTION?
A few fun facts about WNEP’s Ryan’s Run:
- 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.
- To date, WNEP’s Ryan’s Run has raised nearly $3 million to help kids and adults with disabilities throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
- The campaign has also received multiple honors. Ryan’s Run was named by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters as an “Outstanding Television Public Service Campaign.”