Matt Lauer finished his 226-mile Red Nose Ride Thursday morning as part of a fundraiser for the 12 charities benefiting from Red Nose Day. 

Red Nose Day (May 21) is a campaign that raises money for children living in poverty by doing things that make people laugh. All the proceeds directly get donated to charities dedicated to helping the poor. 

Lauer, of the "Today Show," was inspired to take on a 226-mile bike ride from Boston to New York after hearing Melinda Pike's story - a woman who only manages to shelter and feed her children through United Way, one of the charities benefiting from Red Nose Day. 

Lauer started his journey five-days-ago at Boston's Fenway Park. He ended his ride in the TODAY plaza. 

"I've had more peanut butter and jellies in the past week than I have in my whole life," Lauer joked after making it back to his Manhattan office. 

NBC will be airing a three hour Red Nose Day special highlighting all the fundraising efforts tonight at 8 p.m.