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Bring Your Walking Shoes! Highmark 5K Walk for a Healthy Community -

May 17, 2011 By: admin Category: Fund Raisers

Many of our friends took part in the fun the past two years, and we hope to have even more company this time when we’ll be back at
 Heinz Field. Angels’ Place raised $7,500 at the walk last year and is hoping to raise $10,000. We need your help to meet this ambitious goal.
Walkers ask friends and family to walk with them (and/or sponsor them). A walker designates an agency - Angels’ Place, we hope -
 to receive the money he or she requests from sponsoring acquaintances.
This is a great opportunity for us to meet each other and to raise needed revenue for Angels’ Place. There is no registration fee and
100% of the money raised for each participating agency goes to that agency, since Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield underwrites all of the race costs.
Walkers, who can be accompanied by their strollers, children, dogs, etc., are given tasty refreshments and can win raffle prizes
valued at more than $500. Entertainment is provided, and each walker who raises 25 or more dollars will receive a t-shirt.
Free children’s fun activities and health screenings will both be offered after the Walk.
The route is wheelchair accessible, and a one mile “Fun Walk” is also available for those who prefer exercise to be extra short and sweet!
Angels’ Place will be offering a special prize at the event for its walkers. 
Each walker that registers at the Angels’ Place table on the day of the walk will receive a ticket to be entered in a drawing.
The lucky winner will receive a basket of Italian speicalty items!
Parking Information:
There will be a limited number of free parking spots available on a first come first serve basis in
 Gold Lots 1 & 2 at Heinz Field on the day of the event. Free parking is available at Rivers Casino on
May 21st as long as everyone in the car is over the age of 21. Red Garage #5 will be charging
$3.00 per car on May 21st. Streets around Heinz Field will be closing beginning at 8:15 a.m on that day.

Registration can be done either online (www.walkforahealthycommunity.org) or by using a form you can
receive via mail, email or fax by calling us at (412) 321-4447. Angels’ Place, which is among 69 agencies
that a walker can register to support, is hoping for more than 100 participants. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
on the day of the walk. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the fun walk begins at 9:15 a.m.
            We look forward to seeing you at the Highmark 5K Walk for a Healthy Community -
we’ve put in a request for a sunny day, but the Walk will be held rain or shine!