If you’re a Walgreens shopper, odds are you’ve seen red noses on sale for weeks. In addition, there were pens, bracelets, pins, and other fun Red Nose Day merch for purchase. If you bought a red nose, you even got to ring a bell which brought cheers and applause from the store clerks.
Those items for Red Nose Day allowed you to donate money to helping end child poverty and other organizations Red Nose Day helps. To bring Red Nose Day to life, NBC donated a night of programming to bringing celebrities together to help donate money and awareness. One of those shows was American Ninja Warrior.
American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila, Derek Hough, Nikki Bella, Ne-Yo, Colton Dunn, Scott Evans, Nastia Liukin, and Gregg Sulkin participated in the challenge. With strength and dedication and a desire to help kids – they brought their all.
— Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) May 25, 2018
In addition to playing their hearts out, a lot of fun was had by everyone involved. There were friends and family cheering on all the stars from the side as well. In a sweet moment – Derek Hough, upon falling before the last two obstacles, volunteered up 10,000 dollars of his own. You can see the heart of your favorite celebrities on days like this one.
You can find out more about Red Nose Day’s initiative to end child poverty, here.
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