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Give a $5, share a high five for Children’s Minnesota

Jimmy Bellamy

Alyse Erickson’s smile is worth a million dollars. Everyone who has met her would agree. What’s amazing is that the 5-year-old has smiled and high-fived her way through every needle poke and procedure during treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

I don’t have a beautiful smile like Alyse, but I can high-five with the best of ’em. With that in mind, my colleagues at Children’s Minnesota and I want these high fives to be worth something, too.

As a non-profit, Children’s Minnesota relies on your generosity to help us continually create better health care for kids. We can continue to give Alyse and all kids the best care possible with your help.

Introducing Give a $5

Participate in Give a $5 by donating $5 to Children’s Minnesota. Or $15. Or $50. Or even $500. All donations are welcome, and every bit helps — plus they’re tax deductible.

How do you Give a $5? It’s easy.

  • Go to to donate.
  • Capture your best high five in a photo or video.
  • Share it on social media and tag five friends to do the same, using the hashtag #givea5.

You also can use our digital toolkit to customize your social sharing experience. Join our movement and help us care for the most amazing people on earth.

Jimmy Bellamy is the social media specialist at Children’s Minnesota.



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