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.
Born and raised in Scranton, I am a graduate of Scranton High School, Temple University and King's College and am currently a Physician Assistant at Professional Orthopaedic Associates in Scranton. I began my running journey a little over 5 years ago. In that time, I have completed 9 half marathons, as well as two Steamtown Marathons (2012 and 2013)! For the majority of those races and training sessions, I have run alongside my sister-in-law Amy, who I am proud to train with for the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon as part of WNEP’s Ryan's Run 8!
My motivation and inspiration for joining the team this year is my older sister, Casey McNulty Evans. In 2014 Casey was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, an inflammatory disease of the spinal cord that resulted in physical handicaps affecting her upper and lower extremities. Despite the physical, mental, and emotional burden her illness imposes on her daily, Casey remains optimistic about her health, her abilities, and her future. Sounds like someone we could all strive to be more like, doesn't it? She's a kindergarten teacher in Scranton, and the mom of a very spunky toddler named Clara; not to mention a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. Casey is a patient in the physical therapy clinic at Allied Services, and benefits directly from some of the fundraising achieved by past fundraising campaigns. This year she will serve as a WNEP’S Ryan's Run patient hero on behalf of Allied Services, and I believe running the marathon as her ambassador, alongside our sister Amy, is a small way I can attempt to emulate the bravery she exhibits on a daily basis. The three of us could not be more excited about the 2017 WNEP’s Ryan's Run Adventure!
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