This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.
Every time we go on vacation or do something as simple as have a family dinner, I am reminded of just how lucky we are. We have food on the table and have access to the essential things, like seeing a doctor. Growing up in poverty is a serious and very real issue. The long-term effects of poverty on a person are staggering, so many children don’t have access to healthy food, clean water, safe places to live, essential medical services or life-saving vaccines.
When we play at the park or shop for groceries or just turn on the tap for a glass of drinkable water we often don’t realize just how lucky we are. Poverty is real. And this isn’t just a problem effecting children throughout the world. Right here in America kids are growing up in poverty that will have severe and lasting effects on their health and well-being. That’s why partnering with organizations like the Red Nose Fund and Walgreens is so important to me and my family.
We try to get involved with as many meaningful causes as possible because it is important to spread the love whenever and wherever we can. It is even more important for us to get involved with causes that benefit other children and families. Jason and I make sure our kids are appreciative of everything they have and all of the exciting things they get to do but most importantly they should always make an effort to help the less fortunate.
We will be joining Walgreens to welcome back #RedNose Day on May 25, 2017 with comic cheer. This is the third year in a row that Walgreens has championed Red Nose Day in the U.S. and this year they have loads of comic cheer, celebrations, and fundraising events happening nationwide and we are so excited to be a part of this amazing campaign. The campaign will culminate when NBC airs the Red Nose Day Special with a night of (I’m sure star-studded) programming to benefit the charity on May 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
I urge everyone to join the fun. And Walgreens invites Americans to put their “Noses On” on social media with weekly #RedNose challenges. Starting now, people can share photos wearing red noses, using #RedNose, #Walgreens on Twitter or Instagram. My kids love the whole idea of wearing a red nose and goofing around, but the fact that this benefits so many children makes the fun extra special.
Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide will sell Red Noses until June 3 for $1 each with net proceeds going to the Red Nose Day Fund. And Walgreens will also donate $0.50 each to Comic Relief Inc.’s Red Nose Day Fund, which helps lift children out of poverty in the U.S. and internationally. I cannot wait to see all of your photos!
For more information about the Red Nose Day Fund, visit www.rednoseday.org.