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Getting seriously silly for Red Nose Day to raise money for kids

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo,  Kellan Lutz attends NBC's Red Nose Day entertainment charity event at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. NBC has decided red is its color: The network is bringing its Red Nose Day fundraiser back for a...
FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Kellan Lutz attends NBC's Red Nose Day entertainment charity event at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. NBC has decided red is its color: The network is bringing its Red Nose Day fundraiser back for a... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

SALEM (WSLS 10) -  You maybe seeing a lot of red lately ahead of Red Nose Day later this month. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years. In the UK it is a cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to have fun, raise money and change lives.

Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015, dedicated to raising money to help children who are most in need, both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world.  Last year it benefited children and young people in all 50 states and in 15 countries internationally to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.

You can pick up red noses and red flair like red noses for your car, hats, beads, wristbands, sunglasses at Walgreens.  The company raised $8.5 million last year from donations and sales of red noses.  Overall the red nose campaign raised $23.5 million dollars

"Anytime when you can do something where you get to see the results it's kind of a feeling that you really can't describe. A lot of times you see things from a broader perspective. We see it nationally and that kind of thing but when you can really see face-to-face the difference that you can make I think it's encouraging," said Adam Stevens, Walgreens Store Manager.

The Salem Red Sox and Walgreens are teaming up for a special Red Nose event this Friday night.  The first 1,000 people into the game Friday will get red noses.  Walgreens staff will take donations.  Anyone with a red nose will be allowed on the field after the game to watch the fireworks.

The live Red Nose Day event airs right here on WSLS 10 on Thursday, May 26th.

You can buy a discounted ticket and buy a Red Nose at the same time by visiting: https://salemsox.formstack.com/forms/rednosenight