(NBC) - Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday night on WPTV at 10 p.m.
Red Nose Day's 2017 campaign raised over $40 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, work or in their communities can find out more information at rednoseday.org.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, ("Love Actually," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill") and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.
Over the last three years, more than 450 celebrities and influencers have lent their support to the Red Nose Day campaign in the U.S., including Jack Black, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Coldplay, Connie Britton, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kobe Bryant, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Zac Efron, Will Ferrell, Chris Hardwick, Ryan Gosling, Anna Kendrick, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Seth Meyers, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Casey Neistat, Gwyneth Paltrow, Seth Rogen, Michelle Rodriguez, Reese Witherspoon, and many more.
Courtesy NBC News Channel