Highmark Walk 2020 Announcemet

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Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is excited to be participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 2020 on two different dates and locations:

  • Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Altoona Curve Stadium in Altoona, PA

Starting on February 1st we will be kicking off the 2020 Highmark Walk by recruiting walkers, creating teams, and raising funds! 

All monies raised will go toward our Community Fund, used to benefit members of our communities experiencing financial need and sponsor scholarships awarded to high school seniors pursuing college degrees in human services. In previous years fundraising provided assistance to clients with outstanding bills, purchased uninsured medical equipment, car repairs, and holiday toys and clothes for families in our communities. Visit our website to learn more about the Community Fund https://bit.ly/35cYeln

Can we count on your support in 2020?  

Here’s what to do next:

  • Start sharing! Support from outside agencies and individuals is our biggest help when it comes to the Highmark Walk. If you think you’d like to walk with us in 2020, start sharing about the walk with your coworkers, friends, and family to get them excited about joining your team! 
  • Start asking! It’s proven that asking early and frequently is the best way to secure team members and donations. The Highmark Walk offers numerous incentives both during the fundraising campaign and on walk day. AUCP even offers a few incentives when you choose to walk with us! The more team members and funds raised, the higher the chance of being a winner! 
  • Get ready! February 1st kicks-off the 2020 Highmark Walk when you can begin registering your teams and confirming donations. Stay tuned for more updates along the way!

To learn more about the Highmark Walk, you can visit our team pages: 

Please contact me at jhartman@scalucp.org or by phone 814-915-4055 with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your contribution and we hope to see you at the 2020 Highmark Walks!

Sincerely,

Jocelyn Hartman

AUCP Highmark Walk Team Manager

AUCP 2019 Summer Picnic

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On Friday, July 26th we invited our staff and their family members out to Raystown for our 2019 Company Picnic. The day was welcomed by beautiful weather and the opportunity to get to know their coworkers from other offices through conversation and team building activities.

We also took a moment to recognize the staff that are celebrating their work anniversary milestones of 1, 5, and 10 years. (Pictured to the left) 

To end out the day we invited our staff to the WildRiver Waterpark at Lake Raystown Resort for a day full of water slides and relaxation.

To all of our staff, thanks for all of the hard work you do each day.

We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

View more photos here.

July Blood Drive Update

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There is an emergency need for blood across the United States with someone new needing blood every 2 seconds. So, on Monday, July 8th we held a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Community Room at our Johnstown location.

Throughout the day, we had 14 donors, both staff and community members, stop by to make their blood donation. We also had 9 volunteers that gave a few hours out of their day to ensure that the day went smoothly. By the end of the day we had 9 successful blood donations. This means up to 27 peoples lives were impacted! A big “Thank You!” goes out to each person that came out to the drive, we could not have done it without you.

If you couldn’t make it out to the blood drive, you have until September 2nd to be part of our drive. Schedule a donation today at your local Red Cross. While you’re at it, snap a selfie and tag us on all of your social media platforms with #iBleedforAUCP!

Blood Drive – Save the Date

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Donate BloodOn Monday, July 8th we will be hosting another Blood Drive at our Johnstown location. Sign up today to receive a free t-shirt. Go to RedCrossBlood.org and search zip code: 15904 and then locate July 8th at Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy.

If you are not able to make it that day, but would still like to donate, you can register to give blood at your local Red Cross and take a selfie while giving your donation. Then, post it on social media using the hashtag #IBleedforAUCP to earn a FREE t-shirt (while supplies last). Donation time frame will start July 8th through August 12th.

Highmark Walk – Final Update

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We had a great turn out at the Highmark Walk event on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium and reached all of our goals! Thank you to each person, agency, staff member, family member, and friend that made a donation, we could not have done it without you!

We raised a total of $6,301 (including donations from 11 different agency partners and 48 individuals), a grand total of 69 walkers (virtually and in-person), with 47 walkers on the day of the event, and 9 teams!

If you didn’t have a chance to make a donation, there’s still time! The donation portal will remain open until June 28th. Click here to make your donation!

Highmark Walk 2019

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The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is coming up on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Altoona Curve Stadium! All of the proceeds raised through the walk will go towards our Community Fund to sponsor projects like the blessings mentioned above.

Would you consider walking with us on the path to independence?

Go to http://hcf.convio.net/aucp to register and/or donate today!

Highmark Walk with AUCP

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.

AUCP Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to meet everyone’s basic needs and to increase the quality of life of children, youth, and adults with disabilities. To support people’s independence, we empower them so they can participate in daily decision-making and in directing their services.

About Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy:
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is a service coordination agency that provides in-home care for individuals with physical disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to make each consumer feel as independent as possible within the comfort of their own home. Our service coordinators are driven by quality and integrity in ensuring our consumers receive and utilize in-home care.

The money raised through the Highmark Walk will go towards our Consumer Fund that is used to help individuals with disabilities in our community with needs that are greater than what their services will cover. In the past, we have helped individuals in the community with essentials like replacing plumbing in their home and helping to purchase a stair glide.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: 814 619-3398