Red Nose is an organization that is on a mission to end child poverty. Through events and the sale of red noses and Red Nose merchandise, the Red Nose organization uses the power of comedy to raise funds and distribute them to various charities to benefit children around the world.
Over the past 25 years, the Red Nose organization has raised more than 1 billion to drive their goal of creating a just world free from poverty and has positively impacted the lives of more than 2,659,642 children in 2016 alone!
I was fortunate enough to attend the event in Herald Square last week and the energy was amazing. There were folks from all walks of life attending to contribute and to welcome a group of cyclists who rode all the way from Boston to NYC to support this wonderful cause.
After recognizing the amazing efforts put forth by the cyclists and a few speeches the event moved to Times Square where the cyclists joined Walgreens President, Alex Gourlay to ring the closing bell at Nasdaq.
The crowd that gathered in Times Square to celebrate Red Nose Day was humbling and the organizers, contributors, and cyclists involved were an inspiration to us all to step up and find a way to make our world a better place.
I encourage everyone to visit www.rednoseday.org to find out more about this great organization.