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Thursday, March 24, 2022

2022 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community registration now open

In-person events benefitting area non-profits to return this spring

PITTSBURGH (March 24, 2022) — Highmark Inc. and community members will once again come together across Pennsylvania and Delaware in person to raise money for the 260 local nonprofit health and human services organizations participating in the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Online registration for the walk is now open for participants to take their first step toward completing this year's walk by registering today.

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held annually throughout the region since 2003, has helped organizations collectively raise more than $16.8 million. This past year, nonprofits raised more than $800,000 in a completely online virtual format.

"We are proud to see this walk continue to grow and support these outstanding organizations year after year," said Dan Onorato, executive vice president, Highmark Health. "The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community continues to provide local nonprofits with a unique fundraising opportunity to build capacity for their mission, expand resources, and extend their work in the communities we serve."

Highmark hosts and fully funds each event, while walkers select the participating nonprofit organization they wish to support. The nonprofits then keep 100 percent of the funds raised by their walkers.

A 5K (3.1 mile) route and a one-mile route (both are accessible for individuals with disabilities) are available, and pets on leashes are welcome. In addition to the walk, there will be entertainment, refreshments and prizes.

Walkers can register and donate now at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website, where they can select their walk location and the participating nonprofit of their choice.  

The locations and dates include:

Pittsburgh — Saturday, May 7 at Heinz Field
Northeastern Pennsylvania — Saturday, May 7 at PNC Field in Moosic
Harrisburg — Saturday, May 21 at Harrisburg Area Community College
Lehigh Valley — Saturday, June 4 at DeSales University
Erie — Saturday, June 4 at Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11
Wilmington, Del. — Saturday, June 11 at Tubman — Garrett Park in Wilmington
Laurel Highlands — Sunday, June 12 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona

Onsite registration and check in for each event begins at 7:45 a.m. The walks commence at 9 a.m., with a 5k and 1k route available.

To learn more and for a full listing of participating organizations, visit Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

About Highmark Inc: 
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of more than 6 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact

Bethany Ross
Highmark Health
304-347-7698
bethany.ross@highmarkhealth.org