Rosewood residents and staff don red noses to help special cause

GRAFTON—Residents and staff at Rosewood Nursing Home participated in Red Nose Day, which took place across the United States on May 25.

Monica Rogers, a Speech Therapist at the nursing home, shared that the administration took part in the campaign last year, and thought it would be fun to get the residents involved.

Rogers said that she spoke with the residents and explained to them what Red Nose Day is.

“At first they weren’t sure, but, once I told them the campaign is to help end child poverty, they were happy to participate. We had over 36 residents put on the red noses,” said Rogers.

According to, Walgreens is the official retailer of the Red Nose. The noses cost one dollar, and 50 cents is contributed to the Red Nose Day Fund. Noses can be purchased until June 3.

According to, through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the kids who need it the most, both at home and around the world.

To help raise awareness, NBC aired a special fundraising broadcast, which was hosted by Chris Hardwick, and featured comedy, as well as, music entertainment.

According to the website, the campaign was started in 1985, by Comic Relief, which was launched in the United Kingdom. The goal of the campaign is to use comedy to raise money and help those who are less fortunate.

The website states that half of Red Nose Day’s grant money will be spent in America on projects close to home. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

A list of beneficiaries of Red Nose Day grants listed on the website include, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Save the Children and The Global Fund.

The website reported that, Red Nose Day was launched in the U.S. in 2015. Since its launch, Red Nose Day in America has raised over $60 million, and collectively $1 billion since its launch in the U.K., in 1988.