Westmont Family Counseling Ministries is once again getting ready to participate in the Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community, which is set for May 19, 2018! Since its inception in 2003, the Highmark Walk has raised over $12.1 million for non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Johnstown walk has been going strong for eight years, and 2018 will mark WFCM’s fourth year of participation.
The idea is simple: Highmark organizes the walk in multiple communities, providing organizational and marketing support, and qualifying area non-profits like WFCM recruit walkers to participate. Every walker who participates is doing so on behalf of their chosen non-profit – in fact, because of Highmark’s support, 100% of the money they donate goes to support their selected charity.
Why we walk
As a non-profit organization,Westmont Family Counseling Ministries makes our services available to any individual, couple, or family who is seeking emotional and relational wholeness – regardless of health insurance status or ability to pay. We participate in the Highmark Walk in order to help underwrite the cost of services for people who need our help but are unable to afford it.
That’s why we are now recruiting WFCM friends and supporters for this year’s walk! There are several ways you can get involved. You can register securely online here – simply go to the link, click “register,” and choose WFCM as your designated charity. You can register a “team,” if you want to bring friends and family, and fundraise that way – or as an individual walker. If you’re unable to attend the event, you can instead register as a “virtual participant,” or simply make a donation to WFCM.
Details about the event
The walk is five kilometers long, but a one-mile fun walk is also offered for those who would prefer a shorter distance. Both walks begin and conclude at Johnstown’s Central Park and are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. If you raise or donate $30, Highmark will provide you a T-shirt (while supplies last), and you’ll receive one raffle ticket for every $50 you raise or donate.
In Central Park, each participating non-profit has a booth or display to help educate the community about what we do, and there will be refreshments and live music.
The event takes place rain or shine! Timeline is as follows:
7:45 am: Registration
9:00 am: 5k walk begins
9:15 am: One-mile fun walk begins
Please join us!
Last year, we had about 40 people walking on behalf of WFCM, and we hope to have as many or even more this year! To register online, please visit the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website, or give us a call at (814) 536-0798.