Penn State Hershey steps up to the Highmark challenge

On Saturday, May 17, more than 180 faculty, staff, patients and volunteers participated in the Highmark Walk for A Healthy Community to raise funds for important research, programing and initiatives on the Penn State Hershey campus. Twelve teams raised $31,800 over four months.

Departments and groups on campus represented in this year’s Highmark Walk are listed below as well as their fundraising totals. The walk allowed individuals and teams to participate in online fundraising and other fundraising activities in an easy and efficient way, as Highmark Health hosts the event and absorbs all operating costs.

Sweet Lungs of Mine ─ Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group: $7,507
Ur In Good Company Walkers ─ Bladder Cancer Support Group: $7,219
Head N Neck R Us ─  Otolaryngology Department Staff and Support Group: $5,667
We Are FAMILY ─ Family and Community Medicine: $2,130
Know Your Genes ─ Cancer Institute Cancer Genetics Program: $1,840
Cancer Institute Hope for Healing Fund: $1,500
University Development and Alumni Relations (Walking for Pediatric Neurology): $1,448
Emergency Medicine: $1,346
Organization for the Advancement of Women: $1,020
Center Stage Program: $1,015
Community Service Team: $1,005
Target (Walking for Children’s Hospital): $101

For more information on how to get involved in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in 2015, contact Michaelean Crimmins in University Development at

Last Updated June 18, 2014