May 9, 2014

On April 23, 2014, Highmark Blue Shield hosted a wonderful event at the Blue Event Center in Bethlehem to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its signature fundraiser, Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in the Bethlehem Region. The Center for Vision Loss was one of four non-profit agencies which have participated in this event since its inception in 2005. “Participating in this event has always been a pleasure,” said Karen Huetter, Development Director. “Because Highmark picks up all the Walk’s logistics, marketing and expenses, each non-profit can keep 100% of the money they raise to support their own programs and services. We could not do that otherwise without massive amounts of help. This year our goal is to raise $5,000 to support our new summer camp for kids 7-13 who are blind or visually impaired. The Walk proceeds will make help us make quite an impact.”

This year’s Walk is Saturday, May 31 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The 5K Walk begins at 9 am and the 1-Mile Fun Walk at 9:15 am. If you have not already signed up for the Walk, now’s the time to do so by going to It is easy to register and the event itself does not take a great deal of time. You can walk individually, form a team or be a Virtual Walker and support Center for Vision Loss with a donation. If you have any questions, call us at 610-433-6018, x. 241 or

Shown here at the awards presentation are left to right: Jodie Ruedinger, Sr. Community Affairs Analyst, Highmark Blue Shield; Karen Huetter, Center for Vision Loss Development Director; Doug Yingling, Center for Vision Loss Executive Director; Mindy Back, Director of Client Management, Highmark Blue Shield and Jane Brooks, Local Highmark Blue Shield Community Affairs. Photo courtesy of Marco Calderone Photography.

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