May 18, 2019 - Altoona, Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona Curve Stadium
June 1, 2019 - Erie, Presque Isle State Park
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. Highmark Inc. underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating organizations.
The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. The secondary goal of the walk is to energize community members to have a greater hand in their health by becoming or staying physically active. The concept of pulling organizations together in one big walk is a way for Highmark Inc. to underwrite the event and make a major impact in the community.
The inaugural Walk for a Healthy Community took place in Pittsburgh, in 2003, and raised more than $25,000 for eight nonprofit organizations. Additional walks have since been added in Lehigh Valley, Erie, Harrisburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware. Through 2014, the events have raised more than 7.8 million dollars for 250 plus nonprofit organizations across the states.
In 2019 the EAWCP will participate in the Highmark Walks in Altoona and Erie.