High Fives for Hope, Inc. (H54H) started when two fraternity brothers returned to their alma mater to visit friends they met during their college years. With each high five passed out to friends and acquaintances, the two wondered: What if we could actually make a difference in peoples’ lives from these high fives? They decided to donate $5 to cancer research for each high five received. Over the past four years High Fives for Hope has grown into an organization entirely supported by volunteers who are passionate about “Making A Difference, One Five At A Time.”
High Fives for Hope promotes the awareness, education, and research of leukemia, colorectal and testicular cancers. These cancers are as devastating, but not as often discussed, as other forms of the disease. Our efforts have allowed us to donate over thousands to Camp Boggy Creek, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber’s “The Jimmy Fund,” Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, and Gilda’s Club of South Florida.
We collect donations through fun, energetic events throughout the year. High Fives for Hope’s main events include our Annual Golf Tournament, Bowling for Balls Tournament, and 5K Race for Hope. Each event strives to provide the community, especially young adults, with affordable events that allow individuals to have fun and fight cancer.