Posted on 03/26/2020
Annual 5K walk goes virtual
Members of the 2019 team: Mary Newman, Bruce Benda, Maizey, Allysa Melhorn, Beth Melhorn

The 5K Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in Pittsburgh has been canceled. But you can still help raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest by virtually joining or supporting our team. All donations to our team directly benefit the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Click here to help raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest.

Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection and safety of our Walk participants and volunteers, the difficult decision has been made to modify the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community to an online-only fundraiser and virtual walk for this year’s campaign. 

This modification ensures that participating organizations are still able to fundraise, via our online platform; while not putting participants at risk of further spread of the COVID-19 virus in a mass gathering situation. This change is also in accordance with the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings.

While this year’s walk will be online and virtual-only, this approach provides the 273 local nonprofit health and human service organizations, including the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a way to safely participate and raise funds.

Changes for the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

  • A virtual walk is a real walk, but it’s on your terms! Anytime between May 9 – June 30, you choose how and when you walk (treadmill, park or trail, or around the neighborhood) – it’s your choice!  You also pick the time when you start and stop!
  • Highmark will offer (1) raffle ticket for every $50 raised. All donations must be credited to the individual walker account by the walk organization by June 30, 2020.  Prizes will be distributed in July. 

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