by Jody Morgan, Danville Today News, October 2013 The seven professional clowns of the Medical Clown Project (MCP) bring skills honed with Cirque du Soleil, the Big Apple Circus and other world-renowned companites to medical facilities throught the Bay Area. Laughter, proven by recent scientific studies to be excellent medicine, is only one part of… Read More
by Michele Ellson, The Alamedan, 16 October 2012 Every Tuesday, Molly Shannon makes her rounds of patients young and old at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Her pre-visit preparation includes a light dusting of makeup and the donning of a bright red clown nose. “It blends in, but things about it bring it… Read More
The Daily – June 25, 2012 Armed with new research that shows laughter is powerful medicine, hospitals around the world are sending in the clowns, and seeing remarkable results. The strange phenomenon of “medical clowns” has been validated by recent scientific studies that show circus-inspired buffoonery has health benefits that are nothing to chuckle about.