Red Nose Day, a global movement to benefit the lives of children, is Thursday and people across the United States are wearing red noses to support the cause.
NBC will air a live two-hour special, “The Red Nose Day Special,” hosted by Craig Ferguson, Thursday at 9 p.m. in support of the campaign.
Other stars participating in the special include Elton John, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Key and Peele, and Julia Roberts. All money raised will go to the Red Nose Day Fund. Last year, the fund helped children worldwide through initiatives to keep them educated, healthy, and safe.
Walgreen’s is asking people to buy a red nose to assist a child in need. People all over the country are posting pictures of themselves wearing red noses on social media. There is also the option to donate directly. Half the money raised helps children in America and the other half goes to children in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Jack Black, who went to Uganda last year to spread awareness on childhood poverty, will appear on “The Red Nose Day Special” to explain to viewers what life is like for Felix, a child he met there who had been living on the streets, after being helped by programs which benefit the lives of homeless children.
“It feels great to be a small part of, not just Felix’s life, but a lot of kids that are feeling the recovery efforts of Red Nose Day,” Black said.