Highmark hosts 20th 5K Walk for a Healthy Community, raises money for non-profit organizations

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With umbrellas in hand and rain gear on walkers went on a 3.1-mile walk in Downtown Pittsburgh to raise money for a good cause.

The 20th 5K Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community was held on Saturday and began near Acrisure Stadium.

Highmark hosts the event and fully funds it while walkers select participating non-profit organizations they want to support. The non-profits then keep 100 percent of the funds raised by the participants during the walk.

Some walkers chose to support Allegheny Health Network, Meals on Wheels, and Lifespan.

The walk began in 2003 and has raised more than $17.6 million for more than 500 different health and human service non-profit organizations.

“We just love coming out and supporting the communities, supporting the other people here, all of our patients,” said walker Melissa Schultz.

Similar walks are being held in the state, including Harrisburg and Erie.

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