Happy Red Nose Day!

If you're at our hospital today, you may see children, parents, and doctors with red noses. Don't worry -- it's not a health condition, but a fun way to support the first-ever Red Nose Day in the United States. After raising money for 30 years in the United Kingdom, the nonprofit Comic Relief is expanding to the US, and tonight at 8:00 eastern, NBC will air a three-hour comedy special that will raise money for charities that benefit children here and across the globe. Get details about the show.

 Children's National is a proud partner of the Children's Health Fund, one of 12 nonprofits that will receive proceeds from the fundraiser. The Children's Health Fund supports our mobile health units that allow us to serve children and families when and where they need care.

 The mission of Red Nose Day is to raise money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country are coming together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.  Proceeds raised during the Red Nose Day campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which then distributes grants to charities that benefit children and young people in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world.

Red noses are being sold at Walgreens, the retail partner of Red Nose Day. Are you wearing YOUR nose? Send us your photo on Twitter (tag @childrenshealth) or Instagram (tag @childrensnational) with the hashtag #rednoseday or #rednosedayUS.  

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