Dr. Preston Adams, starter of ‘High Five’ rallies in Indianapolis, honored as community hero

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- We all know what a simple high five means; it's pretty much a universal gesture.

The newest FOX59 and Community Health Network community hero of the month is taking a simple high five and turning it into a movement of encouragement and success!

Dr. Preston Adams got the idea for High Five rallies two years ago after seeing a rally on the east coast. He came home and floated the idea to several Indianapolis businessmen. That was august of 2015 and the response was immediate.

He says the started getting requests from all over the county.

"We are really trying to affect a positive change by spreading a simple, positive message of a high five," he said.

It's part of the Urban Initiative, a non-profit founded by Dr. Adams and his daughter Alaina who works with him. They start planning the rally schedule a year in advance now just to handle the demand. This year, there're taking High Five rallies to 16 schools and even more next year.

Adams makes each High Five rally a huge success in addition to pastoring his church and authoring books.

FOX59 and Community Health Network are honored to recognize Dr. Preston Adams as the November Community Hero.

Nominate a Community Hero of the Month here.

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