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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.

Running 101

Running 101
Host: Highmark Inc.
Location: Various

Highmark Inc. is proud to offer Running 101, a 10-week physical activity program that provides the tools and support to help participants train and complete their first 5K race. The program is open to the public, free of charge and participation is online with a virtual coach or in-person at various community sites in western and central Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.

Building a Healthier Pittsburgh
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Location: Heinz History Center
Date: April 28 and May 28
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for Building a Healthier Pittsburgh, a four-part series of public forums. The forums will include four panelists who will examine the forces reshaping the health care industry today. Admission is free. Register at post-gazette.com/healthforum or call 412-263-3850.

National Walk@Lunch Day
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Date: April 30

Celebrate National Walk@Lunch Day on April 30. National Walk@Lunch Day was created to improve personal health for employers and employees.

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Highmark Quad Games
Sponsor: Highmark Inc.
Date: April 2014 through Jan. 2015

The Highmark QUAD Games offer year-round events to keep you and your family in great shape. Events are designed for participants of all levels. For those interested in testing their athletic skills, the Highmark QUAD offers a competitor level with timed results and event awards. There are also levels for those looking for a fun way to stay healthy all year long.

Pittsburgh Race for the Cure

22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure®
Sponsor: Highmark Inc.
Location: Pittsburgh
Date: May 11

The 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure — the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world — will be held in Pittsburgh at Schenley Park at Flagstaff Hill. This event raises money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. It also recognizes survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Participants can run 5K competitive or non-competitive courses or relax and enjoy a one-mile walk. Individuals and teams are welcome.

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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Shield
Locations & Dates: Harrisburg, May 17; Bethlehem, May 31

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. The goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. For complete details, including the registration process, lists of participating organizations and directions to walk locations, visit the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website.

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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Locations & Dates: Pittsburgh, May 17; Johnstown, May 31; Erie, June 7

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. The goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. For complete details, including the registration process, lists of participating organizations and directions to walk locations, visit the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website.

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Lancaster City Red Rose Run
Host: Highmark Blue Shield
Location: Lancaster, Pa.
Date: June 7

Highmark Blue Shield is proud to sponsor the Lancaster City Red Rose Run. This yearly event includes a 5 mile race, a kids fun run and a 1 mile run/walk and wheelchair race.

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Sponsor: Highmark Inc. and United Concordia Dental
Location: Philadelphia
Date: Aug. 12-17

Join Highmark Inc. and United Concordia Dental at the The National Verterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia to cheer on disabled military service veterans as they compete in various sporting events including air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, handcycling, a motorized wheelchair rally, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting.

Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women's Health Conference

Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women's Health Conference
Sponsor: Highmark Inc.
Location: Hershey, Pa.
Date: Aug. 30

Join Highmark Inc. at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. for the twelfth annual Fun, Fit & Fabulous women's health conference. Learn how to take control of your health with educational workshops, inspirational messages, motivating presenters, exercise and health screenings.

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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Location: Wilmington, Del.
Date: Sept. 13

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. The goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. Online registration opens June 2. For complete details, including the donation process, lists of participating organizations and directions to walk locations, visit the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website.

Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women's Health Conference

Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women's Health Conference
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia
Location: Charleston
Date: Sept. 27

Join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia at the Charleston Marriott Town Center in Charleston for the third annual Fun, Fit & Fabulous women's health conference. Learn how to take control of your health with educational workshops, inspirational messages, motivating presenters, exercise and health screenings.

City of Pittsburgh Great Race

City of Pittsburgh Great Race
Sponsor: Highmark Inc.
Location: Pittsburgh
Date: Sept. 28

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is sponsoring the 37th Annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. Choose from the 5K, 10K and wheelchair races or participate in the heavyweight competition.

Children's Grief Awareness Day
Sponsor: Highmark Caring Place
Date: Nov. 20

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.

United Way

United Way "Live United" Campaign
Partner: Highmark Inc.
Locations: Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and diversified services locations
Date: Ongoing

Highmark supports the national "Live United" movement by making a corporate commitment to many campaigns in communities where our employees live and work. Local United Ways create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence and improving people's health.