Creston, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois and Creston Community Consolidated School District #161 joined forces to help support Red Nose Day, a national campaign celebrated every May to help children around the world fight poverty.
Red Nose Day is a global campaign devoted to raising money for charities that deliver basic needs such as food, water, shelter and medicine to children around the world living in poverty. The idea is simple – purchase a red nose from your local Walgreens store and create good laughs for a great cause. Proceeds from all red nose sales will go toward the Red Nose Day Fund, which benefits various children’s charities including Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Unity Hospice purchased 1,000 red noses for this year’s campaign.
Together, the efforts of Red Nose Day and children’s charities improve the lives of youth around the world by providing safety, education and a healthy, stable life.
Red Nose Day was founded in 1988 by Comic Relief, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United Kingdom. Red Nose Day was created out of the firm belief that the power of mass media and high-profile celebrities can raise awareness of issues of poverty to change and save millions of lives. The United States held its inaugural Red Nose Day in 2015 and raised 23 million dollars.
About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.