National High-5-A-Thon for Cancer Research

National High-5-A-Thon

National High-5-A-Thon for Cancer Research

For the past 12 years people of all ages have celebrated National High-5 Day on the third Thursday in April by high-fiving friends and strangers alike. Celebrations have occurred in elementary school classrooms, on college campuses, in offices across the country, and in retirement communities.

National High-5-A-Thon builds on that spirit by raising money to support cancer research. Anyone, anywhere can register to give 55 high-fives on National High-5 Day, April 17. When you register, you get your own participation page to send to your friends and family to raise money for cancer research. The money raised goes to five great beneficiary organizations doing cutting-edge cancer research across the country, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Thursday, April 17, 2014


For more information on the High-5 Project visit or email

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.