What's with all these red noses? - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

What's with all these red noses?

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WIS is teaming up with NBC for the inaugural U.S. Red Nose Day on May 21, 2015.

Red Nose Day, which has been a television fundraising event in the U.K. for 30 years, is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children living in poverty. The goal? Have fun and support a great cause!

Learn more about Red Nose Day here.

NBC has partnered with 12 nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad to lift young people out of poverty. Learn more about the nonprofits here.

You can purchase your red nose at area Walgreens locations. You can also donate money online.

Donate here

Half the money received will be distributed in the U.S. The other half will be spent in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon will start the festivities off Wednesday night with a dance-a-thon streaming on NBC.com. He will attempt to dance for 24 hours.

The day will conclude with a three-hour television event on WIS starting at 8:00 p.m. The special will feature comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars, including Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jodie Foster, Jack Black, Coldplay, John Legend, Adam Levine, Martin Short, Julia Roberts, and more.

Download the official NBC Red Nose Day app here:

iTunes

Google Play

On the app, you can take a photo of yourself, add a red nose and share it. The app will also direct you to the Red Nose Day website to donate.

You can share your pictures with WIS by emailing us at countonwis@wistv.com, posting to our Facebook page, Tweeting us or sharing on our Instagram page. Have fun and show the world your red nose

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