BENEFITING: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION
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 WNEP's Ryan's Run exercise shirt.
Corey Burns is lacing up to run the TCS NYC Marathon for the sixth time in 8 years as part of "WNEP's Ryan's Run" crew. This marathon will be Corey's eighth in all. Corey will again run alongside fellow “Team Leckey” runners, camera in hand, documenting the journey through the five boroughs. Corey’s best New York City Marathon finish time was 3:43:25 in 2011. Corey, Ryan, and Matt finished last year’s race just in over 5 hours, but had a blast along the way.
When Corey is not manning the camera with Ryan for many “Leckey Live” segments in the early morning hours on WNEP-TV, where he also plays the role of Assistant Chief Photographer, the 5-time Mid-Atlantic Nominated Storyteller is chasing his two children (Corey & Téa) with his wife (Erin) at home. You can also find him running the many hills in Factoryville in preparation for November’s race through NYC’s five boroughs. Corey is enthusiastic to share the inspiring stories of recovery and rehabilitation, which are at the core of this campaign.
The stories from 2012’s "Ryan's Run 3" campaign turned "Ryan's Recovery" are still the most inspiring. With the cancellation of the 2012 ING NYC marathon due to the damaging effects from Superstorm Sandy, "Team Leckey" rallied, on the same Sunday the marathon was to be held, to collect much needed supplies for the east coast communities affected by the storm. Ultimately, the stories from "Ryan's Run 3 turned Ryan's Recovery" garnered a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters award for "Outstanding Television Public Service Campaign."
This year is very special for Corey, as he opens up a family story with all of you. Corey's Ryan's Run Ambassador for Ryan's Run 8 is Corey's Father, Douglas Joseph Burns. Doug passed away in 2003 with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Doug never let this disease let him down, and stayed positive right to the end. He had a great love for family, golf, and chocolate Twizzlers, yes those little chocolate chewy treats. At the finale of Ryan's Run 3, a nurse approached Corey, and told him about how Doug was cared for by Allied Services Home Health, who took care of him until the very end in July, 2003. At this point, the Ryan's Run campaign came full circle for Corey, and again, he realized how this mission helps so many of us in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania.
Please help Corey honor his Father, and the entire "WNEP's Ryan's Run 8" team by continuing to make this award-winning Campaign help Children and Adults with Physical Disabilities served by Allied Services, "Make Miracles Happen!"
ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION wrote -
WNEP's Ryan's Run is proud to be an official Silver Charity Partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon! We invite you to join us in changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Your donation will support the work of Allied Services: making miracles in rehab, helping people regain health and independence after an injury, improving quality of life for people living with Parkinson's or recovering from a stroke, empowering children to overcome a learning disability and much more.
To learn how your donations make a difference visit www.alliedservices.org/ryansrun