Laughter is the best medicine!
If you've ever spent time in a hospital, you know that the mood there is anything but lighthearted. But it is said that laughter is the best medicine. Eckart von Hirschhausen also believes this and brings some fun into everyday hospital life with his foundation HUMOR HILFT HEILEN [HUMOR HELPS HEALING].
It is a scientific fact that laughter has a positive effect on our health – it relieves pain and results in fewer heart attacks and infections. So if you laugh a lot, you live longer. Eckart von Hirschhausen is convinced that a good serving of humor can particularly help sick people. For this reason he started his HUMOR HILFT HEILEN foundation six years ago to bring clowns to hospitals. Young and old patients alike receive a dose of entertainment during their hospital stay to help them get better quicker. The red-nosed helpers also visit nursing homes to put a smile on the faces of the residents. The foundation wants to establish the use of clowns in hospitals all over Germany, promotes their training, and underlines its commitment with scientific studies.
OVB believes in the commitment of all participants and thus provides financial support for the project.Back