It's a morning months in the making.
On Friday, November 8, 2019, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey and the Ryan's Run charity team gathered for a big celebration.
The team revealed the final total raised during this year's campaign around 6:40 on Friday morning.
Thanks to your help, WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 10 raised $611,527.05 during this year’s charity campaign.
The finale took place at MotorWorld Toyota near Wilkes-Barre, one of the campaign's corporate sponsors.
WNEP's Ryan's Run benefits kids and adults with disabilities. Allied Services is one of our area's largest nonprofits with a mission of “providing miracles in rehab.”
The campaign is spearheaded by Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey. The run portion of Ryan's Run surrounds the TCS New York City Marathon, which took place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
On Friday, Ryan showed a recap of this year's campaign from start to finish, including a few marathon highlights.
Ryan also highlighted how area schools helped raise a combined $20,000 for the cause.
Moscow Elementary Center in Lackawanna County raised the most money for Ryan's Run this year.
The kindergartners through third-graders in the North Pocono School District raised $10,000. They held an event that involved the students running laps around their school. For each lap completed, families and friends of the students donated money.
More about WNEP's Ryan's Run
In 10 years, WNEP's Ryan’s Run has raised more than $3.2 million to help kids and adults with disabilities throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
The money is used to help Allied Services invest in cutting edge rehabilitation technology.
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.”
To learn more about WNEP's Ryan's Run 10, click here.
To listen to Ryan's podcast that explains the history of the charity campaign, head here.
To inquire about our team for next year's campaign, contact Charlotte Wright at Allied Services via email at CWrigh@Allied-Services.org.