Red Nose Day

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NBC is holding a live Red Nose event Thursday, May 21. Noses can be bought at various Walgreens locations.

Kayla Hallowell

Red Nose Day was founded by Jane Tewson, writer, and Richard Curtis, director. On Christmas Day of 1985 Comic Relief, a United Kingdom TV station, held a live event in a Sudanese refugee camp. This special event captured the eyes and heart of many around the world. The first official Red Nose Day was celebrated by a group of Ethiopian children alongside Lenny Henry, BBC comedian. Schools and companies around the world are starting to participate in this worldwide cause.

Every two years, the UK raises money to hand off to organizations that help children and people around the world who are living in poverty. Now the United States is getting involved. This Thursday, May 21, NBC is holding a live television event at 8/7c centered around Red Nose Day. The three-hour special event will feature musicians, pop stars, actors, comedians, and many more.

Walgreens has volunteered to be a huge contributor of the event by selling red noses for a dollar. The money goes toward helping children in need.

For more information, the official Red Nose Day website is: https://www.rednoseday.org.