TFMoran will be celebrating Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018, along with Walgreens, the official retailer of the red nose! The national charitable event brings attention to child poverty around the globe. Starting April 2nd, for $1, a Red Nose, along with other Red Nose merchandise, can be purchased at your local Walgreens. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess and daughter Cate didn’t waste any time getting their Red Nose, and took a selfie to help create awareness of this special fundraising event. Half the money will be donated to one of the many charities Walgreens supports, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Feeding America. For a full list of charities and proud supporters, click here.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and has raised $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988. One of the major charities that influenced Red Nose Day is Comic Relief. Comic Relief is an organization that launched in 1985 to raise money to address poverty and social injustice throughout the world through the use of comedy and laughter. The event is held every two years as a U.K fundraising event, and it encourages people to wear a red nose and act silly to help raise money.
Nearly 1/3 of the world’s population, more than three billion people, have less than $2.50 to live on for one day. One billion children worldwide are living in poverty, and nearly 22,000 children die every day because of it.
Since beginning the campaign in 2015, Walgreens has helped raise awareness and donate to child poverty. They have helped raise over 100 million dollars and helped more than eight million children living in poverty. $1 gives a child a nutritious meal, while $10 gives entire classroom textbooks. NBC will be broadcasting an all day campaign dedicated to the event that includes a special edition of American Ninja Warrior.
Get your nose and join us in helping end child poverty around the world. For more information visit: https://rednoseday.org/