The 2023 Highmark Walk officially kicks-off February 1st! This year will mark our 8th year participating and each year we are so incredibly thankful for the support we receive from our partners, friends, and community. We expect 2023 to be no different. Below you will find more information about how you can support AUCP in the 2023 Highmark Walk in reaching our total goal of $7,500!

Here’s what to do:

  • Register: This is the first step towards supporting AUCP, follow the links below:
  • Share: Support from outside agencies and individuals is our biggest help when it comes to the Highmark Walk. Start sharing about the walk with your coworkers, friends, and family. Get them excited about joining your team!
  • Recruit: Grow your team by asking friends and family to walk with you!
  • Stay tuned: Visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.


On Saturday, September 12 from 9am-3pm, we will be hosting a Vendor and Craft Show at our Johnstown location (119 Jari Drive, PA 15904). All proceeds will benefit our Community Fund. This fund allows our agency to continue to give back to the community. Tables are $20 for 1 or $35 for 2. Each vendor is asked to donate a $15 basket/item for a raffle that will take place that day. For more information please contact Hollie at Click here for an application.

In the last few months we have had close to 60 staff members and their family and friends walk to Due to the unique circumstances of the walk this year, we had to be creative in getting our participants involved. So we reached out and asked them to send in pictures holding up a sign that says “I support AUCP in the 2020 Virtual Highmark Walk.” We have loved seeing some of their smiling faces and are reminded that they are the reason why we do what we do each day!
In the last few months we have had close to 60 staff members and their family and friends walk to support AUCP in the 2020 Virtual Highmark Walk. All together we have walked over 220 miles and have raised $6,607, that’s 88% of our goal! We are completely blown away and so grateful for all the support we have received.
We want to extend a great THANK YOU to our donors, staff, and business partners for supporting us in the 2020 Virtual Highmark Walk. Even during these difficult times, you have shown up to support us and make an impact on our community!
Fundraising was extended and there’s still time! By making at least a $15 donation by July 15th you’ll earn a free commemorative t-shirt. To make a donation click the following links: Pittsburgh | Laurel Highlands.
For more information on how your donation is making an impact, visit our website.
During the last month, we have had close to 50 staff and their family and friends walk to support AUCP in the 2020 Virtual Highmark Walk. Collectively we have walked over 220 miles and have raised $6,407, that’s 85% of our goal! We are completely blown away and so grateful for all the support we have received. 
We are completely blown away and so grateful for all the support we have received. You are helping us make an impact on our community in so many ways!
If you’re planning on walking with us, here’s what you need to do:
  1. Register/Donate! If you aren’t already registered, follow the links below to do so. If you have any friends and family walking with you, make sure they’re registered too! Follow these links to do so: Pittsburgh Walk | Laurel Highlands Walk
  2. Get ready to walk by printing off this sign and fill in why you’re walking.
  3. Walk! Choose anytime on Saturday or Sunday to take a walk.
  4. Snap a picture while you’re walking holding up your customized sign.
  5. Tell us all about it by filling out this form, this is also where you will upload your pictures.
That’s it! You can support AUCP in as little as 5 steps!
Don’t forget, you can earn this commemorative Highmark Walk t-shirt by raising $15 by June 30th.
Bonus: If you raise at least $15 AND walk with us on one of the walk weekends, you will also earn a customized AUCP t-shirt!
That’s 2 new t-shirts!

Over the past few weeks, we have been a touch point of security and to many of our participants and community members. This has happened by completing health and safety calls to ensure all needs continued to be met, purchasing masks to distribute to those in need, and preparing to support our community when we transition to the new normal. With that said, your continued support is more important than ever.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Highmark made the difficult decision to cancel the Highmark for a Healthy Community Walk events for 2020. This includes both the Pittsburgh and Laurel Highlands walks that AUCP was set to take part in. Since the Highmark Walk is the largest contributor to the success of our fundraising each year, we have decided to continue by hosting two virtual Highmark Walk weekends on May 23rd – May 24th and June 6th – June 7th

We are asking you to help us reach our original goal of raising a total of $7,500. Thanks to our wonderful donors, we’re already over 50% of the way there!  As far as walkers, our new goal is to have 70 walkers join us from all over Pennsylvania during the two virtual walk weekends.

If you or your company would like to sponsor and/or virtually walk with us, you have a few ways to do so:

  • Donate: You can choose to donate to the general fund, an existing team, or to a specific walker. There are two ways to do so:
  • Walk with us: Join us virtually on either of the walk weekends by walking wherever you are! For more information on how to register and how we are tracking this click here.

To thank you for your generosity, we have a few sponsorship incentives:

  • Individual: $15 & more – Free Highmark Walk 2020 AUCP t-shirt 
  • Business: $250 & more – Logo and recognition on our social media and website
  • Business: $1,000 & more – Logo placed on the back of event t-shirts and public recognition

Please contact myself or Jocelyn Hartman at with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your contribution. We hope you are staying healthy and safe and look forward to many years of making an impact on our community together

With the recent updates by the CDC in regards to mass gatherings; Highmark Health has made the decision to modify all of the 2020 Highmark Walks for a Healthy Community to an online only fundraiser and a virtual walk for this year’s campaign. Furthermore, AUCP has decided to postpone fundraising at this time and plan to resume in the future as fundraising is essential for the Community Fund to continue. Please stay tuned for updates. We want to thank each person and agency that has donated thus far and ensure you that your donations are still making an impact and will go directly to our Community Fund.


Week 6 of the Highmark Walk 2020 stats!

  • Pittsburgh: $1,327 | 18 walkers | 5 teams
  • Laurel Highlands: $2,752 | 5 walkers | 2 teams

Here’s how you can make an impact:

  1. You can sign up to be part of an existing team OR create your own team.
  2. Register as a walker OR a virtual walker. You can literally be ANYWHERE and be part of all the fun!
  3. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to join your team OR support your team in reaching their fundraising goal!

A special “THANK YOU” to our top donors:

  • Total Mobility Services (Boswell)
  • Integrity Home Care, LLC (Altoona)
  • Wessel & Company (Johnstown)
  • Best Window & Door (Johnstown)
  • CBIZ Employee Benefits (Johnstown)

64 days until the Pittsburgh Walk & 92 days until the Altoona walk.

Link to Pittsburgh Walk:
Link to Laurel Highlands Walk:


Stay tuned: Visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date:

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. Visit our website to learn more about the Community Fund  

Contact: Jocelyn Hartman | | 814-915-4055