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BENEFITING: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Ryan Leckey

THE STORY:

I'm proud to be running the TCS NYC Marathon to help children and adults with disabilities in NE and Central Pennsylvania served by Allied Services. Any size donation will help. Donate $30 in my honor and you'll be eligible to receive a cool moisture-wicking Ryan's Run exercise shirt.

Emmy nominated television personality Ryan Leckey is the chairman of the “Ryan’s Run” campaign for Allied Services.  With Ryan’s knack for producing engaging live and untraditional television, Allied knew he was the perfect pick to help spearhead this campaign which first started in 2010.  

To date, “Ryan’s Run” has raised close to one million dollars to help kids and adults with disabilities throughout Northeastern & 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.”  The NYC Marathon organizers also recognized the campaign as a Bronze Charity because of the significant amount of money it raises each year in such a short amount of time.  The Bronze Charity status puts “Ryan’s Run” on the same world stage as the Michael J. Fox & the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundations.  Ryan credits the success of the campaign to the generous and caring people in Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania along with support from WNEP-TV, especially station management, and Ryan’s morning photographer/the guy he calls “the brother he never had,” Corey Burns.  The pair work daily together on Newswatch 16 This Morning.  

Ryan, who Pennsylvania viewers often call “The Leckenator,” is the producer/host of “Leckey Live,” an almost daily segment on Newswatch 16 This Morning.  It airs on WNEP-TV, an ABC affiliate based near Scranton, Pennsylvania.  WNEP-TV is America’s highest rated ABC affiliate and is a television station dedicated to giving back to the viewers it serves.  “Leckey Live” is a segment on Newswatch 16 that covers everything from community events to breaking news as well as special projects including rare behind the scenes looks at television show’s like ABC’s The View, The Chew, and LIVE With Kelly & Michael.  Ryan’s other in-depth reports have included one-on-one interviews with TV icons including:  Regis Philbin, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and former President Bill Clinton.

 

Ryan describes himself as a social media addict who got his first break in television at the age of 18 on WJAC-TV (NBC) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.   While working in his hometown, Ryan reported, anchored, and even did fill-in-weather for WJAC’s morning show.  He worked while completing his undergraduate degree in Communication Arts at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Just months after graduation and four years in television, Ryan landed his next TV job at WNEP.  Soon after moving to the Scranton area, Ryan earned his Master’s degree in Media Management at Marywood University.  It’s also at Marywood where Ryan worked as an adjunct faculty member where he taught courses for five years in Broadcast News Writing and Media Performance.

Ryan’s other accomplishments while working in Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania include being named an “Outstanding Young Pennsylvanian” (Nov. 2011) by the commonwealth’s Jaycees organization for his dedication to so many charitable causes.  Also, an Emmy Nomination for his Spot News coverage during record flooding in the spring of 2011 and another honor for his contribution to an Emmy Nominated Newscast in 2007.  Ryan provided multiple live reports from a shutdown highway during the infamous Valentine’s Day Snowstorm.   Electric City Magazine has named Ryan “Best Local TV Personality” over the past three years. 

When Ryan’s not on the air or volunteering as a host at various community events, ‘The Leckenator’ can be found working out at CrossFit Scranton, a place he considers his second home.  Ryan credits CrossFit Scranton, Mission Yoga, and his good friend, Allied therapist Cathy Guzzi, for helping him stay as healthy as possible while following his passion for fitness.   This year’s race will mark Ryan’s eighth marathon.   One fun fact:  Ryan has written/recorded several original songs and released his first album “Just Getting Started” on January 13, 2012. You can hear them at http://ryanleckey.com/music/

ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION wrote -

Ryan's Run 5 is here! For the fifth year running, WNEP TV's Ryan Leckey will lead a team of runners in raising funds and awareness for children and adults with disabilities. Proceeds from Ryan's Run benefit Allied Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness. 

In just 4 years, Ryan's Run has raised more than $900,000 enabling Allied Services to invest in the people, services and cutting-edge technology that is changing lives in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Click here to meet some of the incredible people reaching new heights thanks to Ryan's Run: 

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http://wnep.com/2014/05/16/rr4-update-advances-for-stroke-patients/

http://wnep.com/2014/05/16/rr4-update-new-technology-gives-patients-a-voice/

http://wnep.com/2014/05/16/rr4-update-campaign-helps-allied-earn-national-award/

 

$156,679

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thomas M. Prince

    $50

  • Debbie Haines-Gladd

     

  • Jane Construction Inc.

    $100

  • Don and Linda Veglia

    $60

  • Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

    $10,000

  • Christopher Hughes

    $30

  • Martina Thomas

    $30

  • Martina Thomas

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Susan McDermott

    $30

  • anonymous

    $30

  • George Nieto

    $2,000

  • Weis Markets

    $10,000

  • Julie Won

    $100

  • Carey Greives

    $100

  • Patrick & Tracy-Lyn Casey & Family

    $150

  • Pocono Raceway

    $10,000

  • Jack Williams Tire & Auto

    $10,000

  • Wanda Lee Rickard

    $60

  • giftedsoulent

    $100

  • Virginia Snyder-Ashman

    $30

  • Bob Fitch

    $30

  • TruPro Restoration

    $1,000

  • Lindsey Stevens

    $175

  • Clark&Cristy; Brust

    $35

  • Nancy DePrimo

    $30

  • Sirius Computer Solutions/John Berresford

    $200

  • McDonald's Restaurants

    $10,000

  • Jamie Rickard

    $30

  • Katie Gonzalez

    $45

  • David J. Solfanelli

    $30

  • Mindy Hubshman

    $15

  • Lift Like Leckey

    $900

  • Sophia Pisarski

    $30

  • Stephanie Cloud

    $30

  • Steve Pisarski

    $30

  • Brenda Vaughn

    $30

  • Kim Chernesky

    $30

  • Anthony DePhillips

    $30

  • Robert & Shirley Barry

    $10

  • Drew & Debra Marchetta

    $40

  • Thomas Burke

    $100

  • Michael J. Thomas

    $100

  • Salvatore & Katherine Armetta

    $100

  • Abbi Crismon

    $50

  • Sharon Frederick

    $40

  • Smokin' Joe's Meats & Deli

    $500

  • Jackie Pellish

    $30

  • Peter & Geraldine Nish

    $20

  • Quantum Rehab

    $5,000

  • First National Community Bank

    $2,500

  • Bioness

    $5,000

  • Vending Proceeds

    $27,000

  • Ross Family Foundation

    $1,200

  • Baker Tilly

    $10,000

  • Raymour & Flanagan

    $1,000

  • Tish and Mike Last

    $25

  • Mary Louise Troyan

    $10

  • Shirley Zolner

    $30

  • Scott A. Dustman

    $30

  • Katelyn Solarek

    $30

  • Harold & Nancy Loch

    $100

  • Reed Karaska

    $30

  • Stacey Harris

    $30

  • Claire Utz

    $30

  • William Banick

    $20

  • Jim Rosler

    $150

  • Karen Albrecht

    $30

  • John & Marjorie Kramer

    $100

  • Mary Anne Quick

    $15

  • Marianne Sailus

    $30

  • Northeastern Rehab Associates

    $10,000

  • Johanna Casey

    $50

  • SNRC Pasta Dinner/50-50/Basket of Cheer

    $910

  • Mike & Julie Bean

    $250

  • Allied Cafe'

    $138

  • Patrick Dowd

    $30

  • Andrea & Albert Robinson

    $20

  • Barbara J. Gallagher

    $25

  • Ralph & Margie Morris

    $500

  • M&T Bank

    $5,000

  • Margaret Sawicki

    $10

  • Ronald & Marjorie Coolbaugh

    $25

  • Irving & Edythe Grossman Foundation

    $2,000

  • Carl & Carol Davis

    $25

  • Joan & Victor Barvitskie

    $25

  • Diane Gabello

    $48

  • Patricia & Gary Meckes

    $50

  • Scranton Region Antique Automobile Club of America

    $1,000

  • Topp Business Solutions

    $2,500

  • Sundance Vacations

    $500

  • LaFesta Italiana of Lackawanna County

    $1,000

  • Scranton UNICO Foundation

    $1,500

  • NBT Bank

    $100

  • RunStar 5K

    $1,475

  • Crestwood School District Student Activities

    $603

  • SWB Railriders

    $14,100

  • Tom Hesser Nissan

    $3,827

  • Janice Ives

    $15

  • Amy Mills

    $15

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The Team: $309,588 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Leckey

Amount Raised

$156,679

Fundraiser Title

Corey Burns

Amount Raised

$16,731

Fundraiser Title

Alyssa and Paul Sumski

Amount Raised

$6,522

 

217% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tara Kilcullen

Amount Raised

$6,000

Fundraiser Title

Frank Swaha

Amount Raised

$5,316

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Doherty

Amount Raised

$5,087

Fundraiser Title

Kasey Rhoa

Amount Raised

$5,030

Fundraiser Title

Denise Cunningham

Amount Raised

$4,896

Donor Comments

Amy Mills

Amy Mills

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Janice Ives

Janice Ives

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Tom Hesser Nissan

Tom Hesser Nissan

DONATION: $3,827

4 years ago

SWB Railriders

SWB Railriders

DONATION: $14,100

4 years ago

Crestwood School District Student Activities

Crestwood School District Student Activities

DONATION: $603

4 years ago

RunStar 5K

RunStar 5K

DONATION: $1,475

4 years ago

NBT Bank

NBT Bank

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Scranton UNICO Foundation

Scranton UNICO Foundation

DONATION: $1,500

4 years ago

LaFesta Italiana of Lackawanna County

LaFesta Italiana of Lackawanna County

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Sundance Vacations

Sundance Vacations

DONATION: $500

4 years ago