It’s just about here. Tomorrow, May 24th is indeed Red Nose Day and remember it’s all to benefit kids.
Many different businesses and people are participating in the very cool fundraising event. Here in Central Florida, folks often associate the well-known pharmacy chain Walgreens with Red Nose Day as they’re doing some great publicity for it and their stores are the easiest way for folks to get their nose.
Some may not be clear on exactly where the funds raised are going. The answer is Save The Children and that’s an org I support without reservation. The specific objective for this promotion is to end child poverty. Yeah, I know; that’s a tall order. All the more reason to support this event.
I first came to support Save the Children from a door to door solicitor. Although I had reservations about whether S.T.C. would raise money that way, they do, and I’m glad I chipped in. (By the way, I don’t know if they still do, but they did in 2014.)
If you’re in Central Florida and you’d like to participate, go to any Walgreens and get your nose on. Literally.
I didn’t realize that they’ve been doing R.N.D. for 25 years now. If you want to know more about this very worthy event, just follow this link.
I’ll see you tomorrow! And if I do, we both should be looking a bit like my friend Alli from Slow and Low Barbecue in Cocoa Beach!
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile