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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

2020 Highmark Virtual Walk for Healthy Community Raises $675,000 – Campaign extended until July 15

PITTSBURGH (June 9, 2020) — Highmark Inc. announced today that the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community has raised more than $675,000  for local nonprofit organizations as part of its virtual walk. The event was changed to a virtual walk due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, this year’s virtual campaign has been extended until July 15, 2020.  This extension allows participating organizations additional time to garner support and donations for their missions.   Participants can take their first virtual steps anytime they like between today and the end of the campaign, by walking on a treadmill, in a park or simply around their neighborhood. 

To register for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in your area and support the many deserving nonprofits (nonprofits), click on the link in your community below.  To learn more and for a full listing of participating organizations and the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.  

“We are very excited about this year’s virtual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community currently ongoing throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware” said Evan Frazier, senior vice president of community affairs, Highmark Health.   “The walk benefits 260 local nonprofit health and human services organizations, helping them further advance their organization’s community mission during this critical time.  It’s not too late to participate, and we encourage everyone to consider signing up for one of the virtual walks”. 

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held annually in Pittsburgh, Laurel Highlands, Erie, Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Wilmington, Delaware since 2003, has helped organizations collectively raise more than $15.6 million. 

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. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of more than 5.6 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, 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 www.highmark.com

For more information, contact:

Cathy McAlister

304-347-7754

cathy.mcalister@highmarkhealth.org