by Janet Blue on May 21, 2015

red nose day

Kitties Blue are thankful to have a good home filled with love, good noms and treats and excellent medical care. Whenever we can, we try to pay it forward. So we are supporting Red Nose Day with a comment-a-thon.

The funds raised during the Red Nose Day campaign will be given to a variety of nonprofit organizations that transform children’s lives. Donations will be distributed among twelve organizations working in the US and abroad. Half the funds will be spentin the US on projects close to home. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

These are the twelve charity partners:

  •  Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides access to safe, enriching after school and summer programs.
  •  Charity: water provides clean and safe drinking water for people in developing nations.
  •  Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance provides life-saving vaccines for children in poor countries.
  •  LIFT provides essential support to parents seeking jobs, housing and education.
  •  National Council of La Raza provides opportunities for Latino children and families.
  •  National Urban League provides equity and excellence in education for every child.
  •  Oxfam America provides lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.
  •  Save the Children provides what children need to succeed—health, education and protection.
  •  Children’s Health Fund provides doctor visits for children in homeless shelters.
  •  Feeding America network provides meals for millions of children at risk of hunger.
  •  The Global Fund provides treatment to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.
  •  United Way creates worldwide change one community at a time, driving social impact at scale.

Mom asked if any of us would like to wear a red nose today to show our support. Giulietta volunteered.

red nose day

The Red Nose Day Slogan:

We believe in a just world free from poverty
and use the power of entertainment to
create positive change in the world.

Red Nose Day’s inaugural live, three-hour, entertainment TV special will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. EDT tonight. It will feature actors, comedians and musicians as well as original sketch comedy, parodies and musical performances. If we can wrestle the remote away from Mauricio (see yesterday’s post), we’ll all be watching.

Mom will donate 50 cents to the Red Nose Day campaign (with no maximum) for each comment received prior to 12:01 a.m. EDT Sunday. So please spread the word among your friends. The more comments, the greater the donation.

Don’t Fry Day

And please come back tomorrow for Don’t Fry Day. Don’t Fry Day is intended to encourage sun safety awareness. Mom has had basel cell carcinoma and has lost two friends to malignant melanoma. But skin cancer is not confined to humans. Solar dermatitis in animals is a serious medical condition and can progress to squamous cell carcinoma. If you follow Dash Kitten, you know that Harvey recently had surgery to remove the tips of ears due to squamous cell carcinoma.

We will talk more about feline solar dermatitis, skin cancer and preventative measures tomorrow as well as have another comment-a-thon with 50 cents per comment going to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

PepiSmartDog May 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

PepiSmartDog: thank you so much for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop. We know you from Blogpaws so we are extra excited to have you join our hop.
We are always thrilled to support good causes and if we know in advance we’ll also post them on the hop, to help raise awareness. :=o)
Really hope you join us again and share your week with us. Look forward to seeing you again. *waves paw* :=o)
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Clooney May 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Oh Giulietta, what a cutie you are, kisses to you! Great cause for a Comment-a-thon.
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal May 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Here comes my comment 🙂
Guiletta you look furry cute with a red nose <3

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Buddy Budd May 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

We are fur sure leaving a comment fur this good cause! Love that nose!
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Christy Paws May 24, 2015 at 10:02 am

Mom wanted to watch the red nose event on TV but was pet sitting at a house where they had no reception! Can you believe it? So nice of your mom to help with this cause.
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The Daily Pip May 24, 2015 at 6:53 am

What a most perfect cause! You look fabulous in red!
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Create With Joy May 24, 2015 at 2:18 am

We LOVE what you are doing and will help spread the word! Giuletta you look lovely in your beautiful red nose!
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the PDX pride May 24, 2015 at 2:15 am

Thanks for doing this commentathon! We like watching the things for UK’s Red Nose Day, and are glad the the US is doing it this year.
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Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz May 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Luv that you are doing this commentathon! Education is the key…after over 40 years in the veterinary healthcare field, I remember every sun damaged kitty…

Savannah's Paw Tracks May 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

marvelous event; of course we missed it ‘cuz Mom and Dad are crazy searching for a new home for all of us. Can you believe most do not want any kitties living in their rentals?? Shameful
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

We think we are way too late but we sure can see its good to have a red nose sometimes! MOL!

Sushi May 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

Hi. These are really for a good cause. Bless your good heart, Mommy Blue.
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Joanne May 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

Bless you!

The Florida Furkids May 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

We never heard of Red Nose Day before this year. It’s been publicized a lot here.

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Silver Kitten May 23, 2015 at 12:06 am

I know Red Nose Day is a vital part of the UK calendar, so good to see it here!
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Cathy Keisha May 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Excellent cause! TW thought it was just something Walgreens was doing but it’s nationwide.
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meowmeowmans May 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Giulietta, you look beautiful, as always. Even with that red nose! 🙂

Thank you for holding a comment-a-thon to benefit these organizations doing such important work. You guys rock.

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Bailey May 22, 2015 at 11:40 am

How pawesome guys! Giulietta looks beautiful EVEN with a red nose! They have red nose day in the UK as well my mum tells me but it’s in March. Very worthy cause! I’m very proud of you all Bisous, Bailey
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Bev Green May 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

That is a splendid red nose! and i think such a wonderful cause..we have Red Nose day here too in Aus and it does wonderful things for little peeps! big hugs Fozziemum xxx
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speedyrabbit May 22, 2015 at 2:25 am

you guys are Pawsome thanks for doing this,love the red nose,xx Speedy
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Ellen Pilch May 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

You look very cute with the nose 🙂 That is very sweet of your Mom to do a commentathon for Red Nose Day.
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Rebecca C. May 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Love the red nose. Tried to get one for our household, but they were out of them. All for the comment-a-thon. Hope you get lots of comments.

The Island Cats May 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

We heard about Red Nose Day, but wasn’t exactly sure what it was in support of. So that’s for letting us know. And what a nice thing to do…having a commentathon! We hope you get lots of comments!
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Brian May 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm

That is a terrific thing to do and you are rockin’ that red nose!
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Austin Towers May 21, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Thats a great idea! We have something called Red Nose Day in the UK also known as Comic Relief where famous people encourage us all to do something stupid for charity! Humans are good at doing stupid things!! MOL xx
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ATCAD May 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for telling us about Red Nose Day.

Mommy doesn’t shave us because she knows our fur protects us from the sun. We also know that cats and dogs with white fur or more likely to get skin cancer, so we keeps an eye on Scylla.
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Jean Dion May 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

What a clever way to support this event! I’m in!
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Quinn, Carol and Catitude May 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Lovely. We wish we could do more!
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Beth | Daily Dog Tag May 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

How awesome of your mom to have a commentathon! What a great cause!
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BeadedTail May 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

We just figured out what Red Nose Day is all about and it’s wonderful! It’s very nice of you all to support the deserving causes!
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random felines May 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

we LOVE that people are being more aware….and doing something about it. thanks to your mom for giving back
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Annabelle May 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

We had never heard of RED NOSE DAY.
What a great post to promote it!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

We have never heard of Red Nose Day! What a wonderful cause. Thank you for spreading the word and supporting such a great initiative. If we had cable, we would watch the special on TV too! We look forward to reading your post tomorrow.
Sampy sends as many kisses to Astrid as pennies that are donated for Red Nose Day tomorrow! We all send lots of love.

Caren Gittleman May 21, 2015 at 8:05 am

THANK YOU for this marvelous and COMPREHENSIVE post for Red Nose Day! I actually had one ready to go and pulled it yesterday afternoon ….thought I had to put something else up today that didn’t get there yet lol.

Love that you included the history and all, that is what I intended to do. Perfect indepth post for a perfect cause.

Kudos to you, well done, YOU!
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Sammy May 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

Red Nose Day! What a wonderful cause….. and we’ll be back tomorrow for Don’t Fry Day too. As you know, my Mom has had malignant melanoma TWICE and is a survivor of that and squamous cell carcinoma too. People just don’t think skin cancer is as big a deal as they should……’s just as deadly as any other type of cancer can be.

Bravo for two super causes to support……………………you’re the BEST!
Love and Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
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Cat Scout Charles May 21, 2015 at 6:27 am

What a splendid way to celebrate Red Nose Day by having the beautiful Giulietta wear the Red Nose.My mom will be wearing her Red Nose around the house today and scaring us.
Thank you for contributing to such a worthy cause.
Purrs and kisses to my sweet Ms Lisbeth.
Scout Charles

Sometimes Cats Herd You May 21, 2015 at 5:59 am

What a fun idea for a commentathon, and a great cause!
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Sue May 21, 2015 at 3:54 am

Thank you for supporting this awesome cause!

LadyBird May 21, 2015 at 3:52 am

So nice of you to donate to a good cause!
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That's Purrfect May 21, 2015 at 3:48 am

I’m supporting Red Nose Day by drinking lots of wine – and getting a red nose of my own!
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Lone Star Cats May 21, 2015 at 3:20 am

What a great cause!
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Summer May 21, 2015 at 3:11 am

Happy Red Nose Day! What an awesome event!
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Robin May 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

You make a great clown Giulietta ! Thank you for being willing to be silly to help all of these people in need. It is really nice of you to donate to this cause!
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prancer pie May 21, 2015 at 1:23 am

What a great post and tomorrow’s post looks great, too!
Your red nose pic is adorable.
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The Swiss Cats May 21, 2015 at 1:22 am

We didn’t know about it, but it’s a fun way to support a great cause. Purrs
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