Thanks to the dedication of this year’s team, led for a third consecutive year by WNEP-TV’s Ryan Leckey, and the generosity of the local community, the 2012 Ryan’s Run campaign raised $264,602 to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities in northeastern Pennsylvania.. Over the past three years, the campaign has raised over $611,000.
When it was announced at the last moment that the New York Marathon was canceled, the team quickly volunteered to collect and recently delivered supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Many of the runners also ran 26.2 miles locally to fulfill their commitment to those in the community who donated to Ryan’s Run in their name.
One hundred percent of the funds raised this year will go toward rehab technology and treatment of children and adults in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Last year, funds raised by the campaign were used to purchase the state-of-the-art ZeroG weight support systems for Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre and Allied Rehab Hospital in Scranton. This proven rehab technology has helped patients rehab faster, reducing recovery time and getting them back to their lives.
Allied Services thanked all Ryan’s Run supporters, in particular, the major sponsors Jack Williams Tire & Auto, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Ronald McDonald House Charities, ParenteBeard, Weis Markets, FNCB Bank, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates and media sponsor WNEP TV 16 and of course the Team Leckey runners.