What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is Cure Kids biggest fundraising appeal, held in September each year, where incredible kiwis across Aotearoa come together to help fund big research for little lives.
With origins dating back to 1989, Red Nose Day has grown to become one of our country’s most recognised appeals, symbolised by red noses and remembered by the catchy theme song ‘You make the whole world smile’ and, more recently, ‘Feel Inside (and stuff like that).
Over the years, we’ve seen various iterations of the red nose – plastic, foam, car, novelty – but one thing has remained the same. The iconic little red nose has always been a symbol – a symbol of hope. Hope for better treatments, preventative strategies and, one day, cures for our children who are living with heart-breaking, life-affecting health conditions.
This Red Nose appeal, we’re inviting you to join us on our journey. Discover the story of the red nose by downloading our new storybook app and wear your red nose proudly, knowing that it’s more than just something you wear, it is a beacon of hope that is to be shared with friends and whanau.