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Red Nose Day

May 26, 2017

If you’ve turned on NBC or driven past a Walgreens recently, you’ve probably heard of Red Nose Day. This year, it falls on Thursday.

But do you know what it is?

Red Nose Day aims to end child poverty by raising money and awareness for kids in the U.S. and around the world. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 and has since raised $60 million. That money has benefited children and young people in all 50 states, as well as 25 countries.

NBC is celebrating Red Nose Day for the third year in a row with a night of special programming.

• Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day, airing at 7 p.m. CT/PT, pairs celebrities with “elite ninjas” to train them for the course.

• In Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day at 98 p.m. CT, host Bear Grylls takes actress Julia Roberts to Kenya on a quest to deliver vaccines.

• The Red Nose Day Special, hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick at 9 p.m. CT/PT, will feature comedy, musical performances and films.