Highmark Walk 2020 – Week 1

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Week 1 of the Highmark Walk 2020 is coming to an end and we are off to a great start.

Here are the stats:

  • Pittsburgh: $202 | 8 walkers | 2 teams
  • Laurel Highlands: $109 | 4 walkers | 1 team

We need YOU to be a part of this with us. Here’s how you can help:

  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!

Help us reach our goals for the 2020 Highmark Walk!

89 days until Pittsburgh’s Walk & 117 days until Altoona’s walk.

Link to Pittsburgh Walk: http://hcf.convio.net/aucppgh
Link to Laurel Highlands Walk: http://hcf.convio.net/aucplh

#AUCPHighmarkWalk2020

Stay tuned: Visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date: http://bit.ly/aucpfacebook

 

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 https://bit.ly/35cYeln.  

 

Contact: Jocelyn Hartman | jhartman@scalucp.org | 814-915-4055

Highmark Walk 2020 – LIVE

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Highmark Walk 2020 is now live and this year you have two opportunities to get involved! 

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

We are counting on your support in 2020! 

Here’s what to do:

  • Register: Online registration for the walk began today at noon. This is the first opportunity for you to take a step towards supporting AUCP.
  • 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 to get them excited about joining your team! 
  • Recruit: Grow your team by asking friends and family to walk with you! 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! 
  • Stay tuned: Visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date: http://bit.ly/aucpfacebook

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 https://bit.ly/35cYeln.  

 

Contact: Jocelyn Hartman | jhartman@scalucp.org | 814-915-4055

1.14.20 Blood Drive Update

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The Red Cross is dealing with a critical nationwide blood shortage. To help offset some of the need, AUCP held a blood drive at our Johnstown location on Tuesday, January 14th, 2019.

Throughout the day, we had 18 potential donors stop by to make their blood donation. Out of the 18, there were 9 successful donations made. That’s an estimated 27 lives saved!

We also had 13 staff volunteers that gave a few hours out of their day to ensure that the day was a success.

Thank you to each person that made a donation and/or volunteered your time. You play an important part in saving lives.

If you couldn’t make it out to the blood drive, we encourage you to schedule a donation today at your local Red Cross. While you’re at it, snap a selfie and tag us on all your social media platforms with #iBleedforAUCP!

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All-Staff Meeting December

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On Friday, December 6th, all of our staff from across the state came to our Johnstown office for a quarterly Service Coordination meeting. The day was full of agency updates, socializing with fellow coworkers, and a special presentation from motivational speaker Jeff Corle (pictured above right) from Windber, PA. We also recognized 6 staff members for their one-year anniversary (pictured above left) and celebrated the holidays with an Ugly Christmas sweater contest and games. A special thank you to our staff for their hard work and dedication to our participants!

Highmark Walk 2020 Announcement

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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!