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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

2024 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community registration now open

  • Community members invited to support events that will benefit 150 area nonprofits throughout Pa. and Del.

PITTSBURGH (April 17, 2024) — 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 150 nonprofits throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware this May and June. Online registration to participate is free and available now at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website.

This unique event unites community members and nonprofits throughout various communities to raise money to boost impactful programs and initiatives that focus on Community Health and help ensure healthier, brighter and stronger futures for all.

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. Through 2023, the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community events have raised more than $18.4 million for more than 550 health and human service nonprofit organizations.

“This annual event is a key initiative of our Highmark Bright Blue Futures program, as community members join us to support local organizations that are doing meaningful work to strengthen our communities and to participate in a healthy activity,” said Highmark Health Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Dan Onorato. “We’re proud to offer this unique platform that provides nonprofits with a significant fundraising opportunity to build capacity for their mission and continue their impactful work throughout the communities we serve.”

Highmark hosts and fully funds each event, while participants select the 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.

At each location, fully accessible 5K (3.1 mile) routes and one-mile routes are available, and pets on leashes are welcome. In addition to the walk, entertainment, family-friendly activities and refreshments will be available for all 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:

Harrisburg - HACC, E4 Parking Lot (1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110) Saturday, May 18

Erie - Penn State University Behrend, Erie Parking Lot (4701 College Dr., Erie, Pa. 16563) Saturday, June 1

Lehigh Valley - DeSales University, Conmy Tocik Parking Lot (2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, Pa. 18034) Saturday, June 1

Wilmington, Del. - Tubman Garrett Park (80 Rosa Parks Dr., Wilmington, Del. 19801) Saturday, June 8

Laurel Highlands - Lakemont Park (700 Park Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602) Saturday, June 15

Pittsburgh - Stage AE Parking Lot (400 N Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212) Saturday, June 22

Onsite registration and registration check-in for the event in Laurel Highlands opens at 10:00 a.m. The 5K willstart at 11:15 a.m. and the one-mile walk will start at 11:20 a.m.

For all other locations, onsite registration and registration check-in for each event opens at 7:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m., the 5K will start at 9:00 a.m., and the one-mile walk will start at 9:10 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

For more information, contact:

Bethany Ross
Highmark Health