Highfive Continues Support of Families Impacted by Childhood Chronic Illness
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF, April 17, 2019— Highfive, a leading provider of intelligent in-room video conferencing solutions, announced it will serve as the premier sponsor of a National High Five Day social media marketing campaign. All proceeds will benefit CoachArt, a nonprofit dedicated to the emotional and social well-being of children impacted by chronic illness. This is the third consecutive year Highfive has supported CoachArt and their families.
Approximately 27 percent of children in the United States live with a chronic health condition, such as asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Founded in 2001 by Leah Bernthal and SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie, in memory of his father, Dr. Arthur Lurie, CoachArt provides free arts and athletics to kids ages 5-18 years who have been impacted by a chronic health condition.
“As the premier sponsor of National High Five Day, Highfive is bringing smiles to thousands of kids impacted by chronic illness,” said CoachArt Executive Director and National High Five Day Co-founder Greg Harrell-Edge. “The Highfive team shares our vision of having fun while doing good, and we’re proud to have Highfive again as a partner.”
Highfive will donate $5.00 to CoachArt for each share or retweet of the official 2019 National High Five Day “Virtual High Five” posted on the National High Five Day Facebook and Twitter accounts, respectively. To spread high fives and donate to the cause, participants can follow National High Five Day on Facebook and/or Twitter, and look for the “Virtual High Five” post to share and retweet.
“We are thrilled to partner with a non-profit that is making a significant difference in the lives of our local community and children, many who feel isolated because of their chronic conditions,” said Joe Manuele, CEO of Highfive. “At Highfive, we’re transforming connections and building connected cultures in the modern workplace, and we extend this mission to building community across those affected by chronic illness.”
In addition to its role as the premier sponsor of CoachArt, Highfive is helping other children in the Bay Area as the presenting sponsor of Let Them Play Foundation’s 24 Hour World Record Speed Golf Challenge on April 22nd. Eric Byrnes, a former Major League Baseball player turned ultra-endurance athlete, will attempt to break a 47-year-old record set by Ian Colston, who played 401 holes (22 rounds and 5 holes) in November 1971. The 24 Hour World Record Speed Golf Challenge was created to draw attention and awareness to the increasing lack of youth activity, and to raise funds for grants for youth organizations across the nation. Byrnes will tee off Monday morning at 7:00am PDT at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Ocean Course.
Highfive is on a mission to democratize high-quality, reliable video conferencing—from the desktop to meeting rooms—so that every company can have access to seamless, affordable video conferencing. Its team is dedicated to giving back in its own backyard through creative sponsorships and partnerships that propel connection, collaboration and community.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Highfive has reimagined meetings for enterprises. We’ve improved the ease and quality of in-room video conferencing so teams are empowered to focus on what’s important and get their best work done. Using web-based communication platforms and protocols, integrating with enterprise-grade workflows and external apps and delivering crystal-clear audio with high-definition 4K cameras from Dolby Voice®, we’re providing enterprises worldwide with exceptional meeting experiences at affordable per-room pricing. Taking less than 15 minutes to install, our immersive video conferencing solutions deliver instant collaboration, filling meeting rooms with happy, engaged and empowered workers. Highfive is backed by Dimension Data, General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and GV (Google Ventures). For more information on Highfive, visit www.highfive.com.