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Red Nose Day


Red Nose Day returned to the world on March 15, 2024. It is an annual fundraising campaign created by Comic Relief to help raise awareness and put an end to child poverty around the world.

Red Nose Day is all about people coming together to help kids around the world. When buying a red nose, the money you give goes to support programs that will help keep children around the world safe, give them an education and keep them healthy.  

A red nose catches the attention of people and is meant to make others smile, which brings people together to make a difference. 

As the big day approaches, people all around America will buy red noses from Walgreens, who has been a national partner of Red Nose Day for years.  

The charity Comic Relief was introduced in 1985. The first ever Red Nose Day was held on February 5, 1988, which raised about $18 million, and was watched by 30 million people.  

Many people appreciate the idea of Red Nose Day and think it can bring a good cause to the world.

“I’ve only just now heard of that, but I think it’s very interesting and a good thing especially for those poor kids that are in poverty,” Kaylee Arnaz said.  

In recent years celebrities and bands have taken part in Red Nose Day. Sophia Leal mentions remembering her childhood favorite boyband supporting Red Nose Day. 

“When I was younger, I remember One Direction had a music video about it. On social media at the time people would post themselves with a red nose too, so it was very popular and a well-known thing I think,” Leal shared.  

Most charity events have declined compared to former years. Many young people now do not know the true message of Red Nose Day, but only people wear red noses.  

In this year of 2024, the event focuses on supporting those in need and focusing on issues like people’s lack of food as well as homelessness. 

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Francesca Rodriguez
Francesca Rodriguez is a 16-year-old senior at Tracy High School. She was born in Quezon City, Philippines and moved to the United States when she was two years old. Rodriguez grew up in Livermore, California until she moved to Tracy in 2021. She has a family of six. Rodriguez’s older sister is currently attending East Bay University and her younger brother is a freshman at Tracy High School. Rodriguez has a twin brother who is a senior at Tracy High School. At a young age, she aspired to be an Olympic gymnast but growing up, she realized she was more interested in nursing and helping others. Rodriguez enjoys watching movies, listening to music, traveling and spending time with her family. This is her first experience in journalism. She is looking forward to writing about things she’s interested in doing moving forward. 

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