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Join a Steady Stream of Sneakers on May 18 for the Highmark Walk

Take to the streets of the North Shore with Focus On Renewal (FOR) for the 2013 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield underwrites this annual fundraiser so that 100% of the funds raised go to the participating western Pa. non-profits.

What: Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community benefiting 68 local organizations

When: Saturday, May 18 Where: Stage AE on the North Shore Registration: 

Walk registration is at 7:45 am Starting

Time: The 5K walk begins at 9 am; the one-mile fun walk starts at 9:15 am

FOR Executive Director Greg Quinlan said, “Focus On Renewal will make great strides in helping the Sto-Rox community by participating again in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. This fundraiser is a great opportunity for our neighbors to step up to help others. I’m bringing my entire family.”

There’s no fee to walk, however walkers are encouraged to raise funds for an organization of their choice. Even if you’re unable to participate in the walk, you can be a “virtual” walker or simply make a donation to Focus On Renewal.

Please visit to register online before noon on May 17. To request a registration brochure or for additional information, please call Chris Crytzer at 412-771-6460 x 305 or

After the walk, Highmark provides refreshments, raffle drawings, games and live entertainment for the participants.

About the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community:

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 participants to have a greater hand in their own health. The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community provides an outlet for active individuals to continue their exercise routines and provides motivation to encourage inactive individuals to become more physically active. (

About Focus On Renewal: 

Focus on Renewal (FOR) is a non-profit human service agency that has served the McKees Rocks community for more than 40 years. The agency’s mission is to empower the development of spirit, mind and body of individuals so they may live their lives in a dignified and fully human way. Focus On Renewal services include a community center, food pantry, free daily lunch for those in need, early Head Start and family support programs, the FOR Sto-Rox Library and the Father Ryan Arts Center. (

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