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This year's Red Nose Day to Cure Kids features a whole host of Kiwi comedians
Nearly five hours of comedy featuring some of the world's most famous Kiwis will take place on August 24 to commemorate Red Nose Day to Cure Kids. The TV3 comic marathon is set to feature stars of all kinds, from Flight of the Conchords to a special cameo appearance by some of the All Blacks.
One hundred percent of donation received on Red Nose Day to Cure Kids will be invested into medical research into child health. Approximately one child in 30 in New Zealand, roughly one in every classroom, lives with a life-threatening illness or genetic malformation.
The line-up for the programme reads like a who’s who of Kiwi comedy greats and will feature internationally-renowned Kiwi icons – global phenomenon Flight of the Conchords, Rhys Darby, Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego and the 7 Days panel. It will also include a special cameo appearance from some of the All Blacks – plus schools with the best fundraising initiatives will feature on the show.
“We want all of New Zealand to be involved in this fun event, raising money to help improve children’s health in every community in the country,” says Cure Kids chief executive Vicki Lee.
“Cure Kids believes in having fun whilst raising funds – and we love that schools through to businesses are as passionate as we are about Red Nose Day creating a better future for children who live with illnesses every day of their life.
“Our goal is to fund outcome-driven research, so we can improve the health of children living with illness and prolong their life while we go for the ultimate goal of finding a cure for these cruel illnesses.”
Here's how you can get involved:
Cure Kids has invested more than $29 million into researching a wide range of children’s life-threatening illnesses, has had world-first breakthroughs and continues to fund research into stillbirth, childhood leukaemia, heart disease, genetic conditions and asthma among others. To find out more, visit the Cure Kids website.