Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

photo of people walking fo the highmark walk event

Making A Difference, One Step at A Time

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, founded in 2003, is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies, making a difference, one step at a time.

The primary goal of the walk is to provide local health and human service agencies in the communities of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie, Lehigh Valley (Allentown), Laurel Highlands (Johnstown/Altoona), northeastern Pennsylvania (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), and Wilmington, Delaware, with opportunities to fundraise for their individual missions. 

Since its inception, more than 500 health & human service nonprofit organizations have raised more than $18 million through the Walk for a Healthy Community. Highmark coordinates the events and underwrites all costs. One hundred percent of the funds raised go directly to the participating organizations.

Visit the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community site for more information.

In Their Words

"The Highmark Walk has been a major boom for Read Aloud Delaware as both a friend-raiser and a fundraiser," said Executive Director, Read Aloud Delaware James Spadola. "Not only is it our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it's also a great opportunity for us to reconnect with our volunteers and supporters throughout the state. We look forward to it every year and are grateful to Highmark for putting it on!"

"For over ten years, Recovery Revolution has benefitted from the honor of participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. The Highmark Walk provides an upbeat, accessible and family friendly event that people enjoy and look forward to attending year after year. In addition to the Highmark Walk’s family friendly value, local nonprofit agencies benefit from a fundraiser with low administrative costs.  This is very important for small agencies because it allows more of the funds raised to go into services. The walk also provides a healthy activity for people in recovery, whether brand new or someone that is long-term sustained recovery. The Highmark Walk also delivers a low-cost method for small nonprofits like ours to network and share the lifesaving services we offer. We have found that it provides a way for extended groups of family and friends to honor the life of loved ones lost to addiction by gathering and walking as a community. The time together, walking and sharing memories is a healing experience. We look forward to a continued relationship with Highmark and many years of partnering with them in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community," said Jana Morris, executive director of Recovery Revolution.