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Wednesday, April 05, 2023

2023 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community registration now open

Community members invited to support events that benefit 190 area nonprofits throughout Pa. and Del.

PITTSBURGH (April 5, 2023) — Highmark Inc. is inviting others to step in to support their favorite nonprofit organizations during its annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, which will benefit 190 nonprofits throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware this May and June. This unique event unites community members and nonprofits throughout various communities to raise money to boost impactful programs and initiatives with focuses on Community Health and Community and Economic Resilience that help ensure healthier, brighter and stronger futures for all. Online registration to participate is free and available now at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website.

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is part of the Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program that focuses on improving equitable access to care, quality of life and economic resilience in the communities we serve. This event series has supported more than 500 organizations throughout the region in helping to collectively raise more than $17.6 million since the event started in 2003. This past year alone, the series of events raised more than $850,000.

"We are proud to see this signature event grow year after year as community members continue to join us in supporting local organizations that are doing meaningful work to make our communities stronger," said Highmark Health Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Dan Onorato. "The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an essential part of our Highmark Bright Blue

Futures program, as it provides nonprofits with a unique fundraising opportunity to build capacity for their mission, expand limited resources, and extend their impactful work throughout the various 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 the participants to use in future community-minded programs and initiatives.

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, entertainment, family- friendly activities and refreshments will be available for attendees to enjoy.

Participants 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. Event information is below:

Pittsburgh - Stage AE Parking Lot (400 N Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212) Saturday, May 13

Harrisburg - HACC, Central PA Community College (1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110) Saturday, May 20

Erie - Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11 (Erie, PA 16507) Saturday, June 3

Lehigh Valley - DeSales University (2755 Stanton Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034) Saturday, June 3

Laurel Highlands - Altoona Curve Stadium (1000 Park Ave., Altoona, PA 16602) Saturday, June 10

Wilmington, Del. - Tubman Garrett Park (Rosa Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19801) Saturday, June 10

Northeast Pa. (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region) - *Virtual Walk Only*

Onsite registration and registration check-in for each event opens at 7:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K and one-mile walks will start at 9 a.m. To learn more about the events and for a full listing of participating organizations in each area, 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. Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of approximately 7 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

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Bethany Ross
Highmark Health