Kicked off in 1999 at Prague´s Motol hospital, Dr. Clown is the first and original hospital clown initiative in the Czech Republic. It is one of the signature projects of the non-profit organization Chance 4 Children z.s. (www.c4c.cz). Our Dr. Clown teams have dedicated themselves to bring their famous Laughter Therapy to hospitalized children and the elderly (our “older children”), helping them overcome serious sicknesses, loneliness and the trauma of isolation.
Cheers, smiles and laughter follow our specially trained Dr. Clown teams wherever they go. Their distinctive Laughter Therapy is aimed at supporting the natural healing process of their little (or not so little) patients - to get them on the road to recovery. Striving for best practices, our clowns are working right alongside the medical staff of the hospitals, hospices and homes for the elderly they visit.
During their more than 20 years of activities in the country, the clowns have visited more than 235.000 children and adults in thousands of children wards and homes for the elderly around the country and brought them joy and relief from their oftentimes dire situations.