Ever since watching Jack Black host Red Nose Day two years ago — his footage visiting kids in hospitals in Uganda still pulls on my heart strings — it’s been a cause I always get behind and donate to. For those who don’t know, Red Nose Day is an amazing campaign that raises awareness and money to help children around the world and end child poverty, through the power of entertainment and fun bringing on a slew of celebrities to for a special on NBC. A mix of fun and reality, starting with a reunion by the cast of Love Actually, just watch the trailer, I can’t wait!!!!!!!
As well as on a more serious and eye awakening note this time from Ed Sheeran who traveled to Liberia to meet with children and he documented his experience in this amazing video which is being used as the highlight of the campaign for 2017.
You can donate money anytime through the site or by purchasing a Red Nose from your local Walgreens or Duane Reade for $1. Charlie and my annual photo shoot went about as well as last years (he’s visibly unhappy about wearing his), but too bad because It’s now one of our traditions! Make sure the watch the special which I guarantee will make you laugh and most likely cry.
In an era of so much division this is a great time to come together and make a difference, one red nose at a time. And on a very inspiring note Bill and Melinda Gates are matching every dollar raised through Facebook up to $1 Million!
Make sure you also tune into NBC Thursday May 25 at 8/7 central for a celebrity filled and fun packed night dedicated to the cause. To learn more, donate and how to get involved, visit rednoseday.org