C4C’s Dr. Clown program is the Czech Republic’s first and original hospital clown initiative – since 1999!
Dr. Clown comes highly recommended by Jana Vitova, head psychologist of the children’s hematology and oncology department at Motol hospital in Prague, who writes:
“In the name of our patients, the children of the department of hematology and oncology, we’d like to heartily thank you for your long term cooperation. Your highly entertaining programs for children have become an integral and high-quality part of our psychological-social care concept for the young patients of our clinic.”
SMILES AND LAUGHTER ARE THERAPEUTIC!
“Laughter is the cheapest and most efficient wonder-drug, a universal medicine.”
“Caring for your neighbour not only makes for a better day, but also a better world.”
(Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams)
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22)
C4C’s Dr. Clown program had its inception in the spring of 1999 and is the original and first hospital clown intiative in the Czech Republic! It is aimed at helping hospitalized children, undergoing aggressive therapies, overcome the trauma of prolonged hospitalization.
Inspired by the research of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams in the US, Dr. Clown’s team of enthusiastic clowns is working right along side the physicians and staff of children cancer wards and hospitals. Dr. Adam’s work and research attained world wide fame and was immortalized by the movie “Patch Adams”, starring Robin Williams.
Cheers, smiles, and laughter follow our teams of clowns wherever they go. Their therapy of laughter is aiding the natural healing process of their little “patients”. It helps them forget their sometimes life-threatening diseases and the strange hospital environment they find themselves in.
That laughter is one of the best medicines is certainly not a new discovery. Age-old proverbs like: “a merry heart does good as medicine” (Proverbs 17:22) attest to this. It has been fairly recent though, that laughter’s therapeutic value has been documented by many serious, scientific researchers in this field.
According to their findings joy and laughter can:
- accelerate the natural healing process
- positively affect the immune system
- stimulate proper breathing, strengthen the will to live
- release hidden healing powers
The Dr. Clown team is made up of certified hospital clowns and helpers dedicated to the idea to aid and assist children in their fight against sickness and disease.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” (Mother Tereza)
The Dr. Clown program and its continuation depends largely on the generosity of companies and individuals like you.
You too can actively help to ease the load of hospitalized and institutionalized children and bring a little happiness and laughter into the confining walls of their clinics by becoming a friend of the Dr. Clown program.
You can help us by:
- supporting the Dr. Clown team financially. It just takes a 500 CZK donation to send one of our clowns to administer Dr. Clown’s “Smile Therapy” to needy patients, suffering from the “Hospital Blues”!
- helping with the following (new) items:
– stuffed animals,
– computer games,
– play-station/XBox games,
– kids movies/cartoons,
– educational materials, books, etc.
- advertising Dr. Clown to your friends, co-workers and associates, etc.
Taking into consideration the weakened immune system of children recuperating in cancer wards and undergoing chemotherapy treatments, which require semi-sterile surroundings, we can only accept new items.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Dr. Clown Team
or call directly +420 777 352 370