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 all seven 2020 Highmark Walks for a Healthy Community to an online only fundraiser and virtual walk for this year’s campaign.

This modification ensures that our 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 for a Healthy Community throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware will be online and virtual only, this approach provides the 273 local nonprofit health and human service organizations a way to safely participate and raise funds.

Details of the changes in regards to fundraising incentives, t-shirt distribution and donation deadlines are provided below.

Changes for the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community:

  • 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 of when you start and stop!
  • This year to keep up the momentum of individual fundraising, we have lowered the minimum amount raised to receive a t-shirt to $15 before June 30, 2020. (previous amount $30)   T-shirts will be distributed to organizational leaders in July.
  • We will continue to offer (1) raffle ticket for every $50 raised.  Raffle chances are tracked online within the individual walker milestone tracker on the Luminate online system. All donations much be credited to the individual walker account by the walk organization by June 30, 2020.  Prizes will be distributed in July.


Lastly, your voice and opinions matter!  If you have any questions, feedback or concerns – please do not hesitate to reach out to our walk director Brandon Berns at:  Brandon.berns@highmarkhealth.org or at 412.544.8559.


Every year Exponential Church walks to benefit Bethesda Mission.  Click here to join our team or donate!