The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies.
Highmark Inc. coordinates and underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating nonprofits.
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 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, Johnstown, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware. Through 2017, the events have raised more than 12.1 million dollars for nearly 400 nonprofits across the states. A record 1.456 million was raised in 2017, supporting 214 organizations.