Events

We believe that we have a responsibility to help improve the health of the people in our community. Here are some of the events and health observances that we're supporting this year.

Pride on the Shore Festival

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Date: June 3 at 6 p.m.

Location: 
Stage AE
400 N Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212

Pride on the Shore is a one-night music festival being held on the outdoor stage at Stage AE on Pittsburgh's North Shore. The ticketed event will be one not to miss and consists of artists, DJ's, Drag Queens and more.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 42 counties of western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Pride Community March and Parade

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Date: June 4 at 12 p.m.

Location: 
City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

All are welcome and encouraged to march in the annual pride parade. Bring your signs, banners, music and flags and join us as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ communities of western PA. The parade and festival provide opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, while emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 42 counties of western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Delaware Pride Festival

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

Date: June 4 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Location: 
411 Legislative Avenue
 Dover, Del., 19901

This year marks 25 years of Delaware Pride. The festival provides opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, while emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 460,000 members through the company's health care benefits business.

Buffalo NY Pride Parade

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Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

Date: June 5 at 11a.m.

Location: 
Forest Avenue & Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Join Highmark as we march down Elmwood Avenue celebrating history and all who make up our vibrant LGBTQ+ community here in Western New York. With more than 150 organizations participating, this is event is one not to miss.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Western New York proudly serves eight counties in western New York.

Erie's LGBTQIA Social Hour at Underdog BBQ

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Date: June 8 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: 
Underdog BBQ
3040 W Lake Road
Erie, Pa. 16505

NW PA Pride is proud to partner with Underdog BBQ to provide a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. Enjoy food, drinks and fellowship at this all-ages event. 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 42 counties of western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Central PA Pride Festival

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Shield

Date: July 30 - 11 a.m to 6 p.m.

Location: 
Riverfront Park
200 S Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17401

The Central PA Pride Festival celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities of central Pennsylvania. The Pride Festival provides opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, while emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Highmark Blue Shield proudly serves approximately 1.2 million health plan members through the company's health care benefits business and employs about 3,500 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh Valley Pride Festival

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Shield

Date: August 21 - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 
JCC of the Lehigh Valley
702 N 22nd Street
Allentown, Pa. 18104

Lehigh Valley Pride spotlights LGBTQ+ arts and culture, provides full-day programming for LGBTQ+ youth and teens, connects thousands of community members to local resources, and celebrates diversity in the community. The exciting community event has grown to over 5,000 attendees.

Highmark Blue Shield proudly serves approximately 1.2 million health plan members through the company's health care benefits business and employs about 3,500 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

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Sponsor: Highmark Inc.

Date: Various

Locations: Erie, Harrisburg, Laurel Highlands, Lehigh Valley, northeastern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, and Wilmington

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies in the following markets: Erie, Harrisburg, the Laurel Highlands (Altoona/Johnstown), the Lehigh Valley (Allentown/Easton), northeastern Pennsylvania (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), Pittsburgh, and Wilmington, Delaware. Registration for the Highmark Wak for a Healthy Community can be completed online.

Highmark QuadGames 

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Date: Various

Location: Erie, P.a.

The Highmark QUAD Games are the premier sporting event in northwestern Pennsylvania. The games are comprised of four events throughout the year — including biking, swimming, running, and cross-country skiing — and are designed for adults and children of all levels. Registration for the Highmark Quad Ski event can be completed online.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 42 counties of western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Healthy Ride

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Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Date: Ongoing

Location: Pittsburgh

Take a healthy bike ride through the city streets of Pittsburgh with the Healthy Ride bike sharing program supported by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network. This inexpensive form of public transportation provides access to bicycles from various locations throughout the city.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 42 counties of western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

City of Pittsburgh Great Race

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Sponsor: Highmark Inc.

Date: September 25

Location: Pittsburgh

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is a proud sponsor of the City of Pittsburgh Great Race. Choose from the 5K, 10K, and wheelchair races or participate in the heavyweight competition.

Children's Grief Awareness Day

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Sponsor: Highmark Caring Place

Date: November 17

 

Observed every year on the third Thursday in November,  Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child and to recognize and support the millions of grieving children across the nation.