How to help people by using your feet

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Blog

Summer! It’s that time of the year when people in Erie come alive. Everyone in Erie is so happy to be done with the bitter cold and snow. People finally make plans to go outside to play, garden and vacation. Some also make a special effort to exercise outside for fitness, for fun or for a special cause.

This is how you can help people by using your feet. You can walk and/or fundraise on behalf of St. Martin Center, Inc. Just imagine, you can exercise, breathe fresh air and it all benefits a good cause! That is because on Saturday June 6th at 9 am, we will again participate in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

For the 10th year in a row, Highmark is making this event possible to benefit local charities. Highmark is very generous and absorbs all the marketing and operational costs of the annual walk which takes place at Presque Isle Park. Most incredible is the fact that 100% of the funds that are raised go right back to the agencies. The event has an easy 1 mile fun walk or a longer 5K walk, both of which take place on flat roads.

When you use your feet (that is, walk for St. Martin Center), you are supporting us as we fulfill our mission. Your walking endorses our efforts to feed people, educate children and provide financial and housing support for Erie families.

What should you do if you already have plans on June 6th and cannot attend the Walk? DO NOT WORRY. You can sign up as a “virtual walker” and still support us. In other words, you can “walk” with us even if you are not able to physically “walk” with us. Or, you can donate to St. Martin Center. Your donation to us allows us to run our programs.

Go ahead, use your feet. With your feet, you will truly help others. Come and join my wife, son and I and walk for St. Martin Center, Inc. on June 6, 2015. For more information on how to walk and/or fundraise for St. Martin Center, Inc. in the 10th annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, click here. See you on Saturday, June 6th!