Author: Karen Beaman, Director, Agent Acquisition
Have you smiled today? Or laughed out loud (and not just abbreviated it but actually, physically, laughed out loud)?
That may depend on whether or not you’ve seen someone wearing a red nose… and in the month of May, that person was more likely to be your teacher, boss or friend and less likely to be a clown. Red noses have been all over—in commercials, TV shows and stores. And all for a good cause!
Red Nose Day is here and LiveOps is proud to support it. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. Today is the first Red Nose Day in the U.S. and it will be celebrated tonight with a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars. Christina Aguilera, Jon Hamm, Sienna Miller and other celebrities will appear and perform on the show to help raise money for worthy organizations supporting children and youth living in poverty.
Richard Curtis, the director of popular movies like “Love, Actually” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” launched this day of fun in the U.K. 25 years ago, and it’s nearly a national holiday across the pond. Millions of dollars have been raised for children and youth living in poverty in the U.K. and around the world…and the fun is now spreading to the U.S. The inaugural U.S. telethon has dual goals of raising money and raising awareness of this issue. Funds raised here will support organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America, Oxfam America, Save the Children, United Way and others.
LiveOps is proud to participate in and support this event by helping take calls and process donations. Our community of home-based, independent agents steps up and helps with multiple different telethons every year — and I am proud to be part of this team.
Tune in to NBC tonight to watch the show and contribute to the cause. I’ll have my red nose on… will you?