NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The third Thursday in April is National High Five Day — #NH5D — and this year the event aims at benefiting arts and athletics for children suffering from chronic illnesses.

Started by a group of college students back in 2002, the day encourages everyone to high five friends, co-workers and strangers.

This year #NH5D is launching the #High5Challenge to raise money to provide arts and athletics to kids with chronic illnesses. For more info about the charities involved with this event check out

Got a #NH5D moment to share? Go to our CBS New York Facebook page to let us know, or just use the hashtags #CBSNewYork and #NH5D across all social media.

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