Red Nose Day USA

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Red Nose Day – a special day to come together, have fun and make a difference for kids - was back for a second year in America in 2016.

Inspired and supported by Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC televised the two-hour star-studded broadcast live on Thursday, May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) featuring stand-up comedy, parodies, sketch comedy, musical performances from popular artists. Red Nose Day encourages viewers and participants to “Have fun, raise money and change lives.”

In 2016, over 100 celebrities supported the Red Nose Day campaign in the U.S., including Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, who appeared in a short film on the Red Nose Day television special that featured a Feeding America program in Atlanta.

Red Nose Day raised more than $34 million to help Feeding America and other charities fund programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally. The money was raised through personal donations and corporate partners.

In addition to Feeding America, the pre-selected charity partners are Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Covenant House; the Global Fund; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; and Save the Children.

Walgreens and M&M’s are two of the presenting media sponsors of the two-hour Red Nose Day special on NBC. Red Noses and other “flair” were available at Walgreens nationwide.


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