BENEFITING: RX LAUGHTER
Rx Laughter uses funds towards implementing programs in hospitals and mental health clinics to improve quality of life for youth and their families. Through the use of comedy and entertainment, we are able to help those most in need, such as teens struggling with addiction, depression, trauma and chronic illness. Through the power of humor, we can illustrate and educate improved ways of coping and communication. Humor also allows them to see themselves as a whole person, rather than someone who is "sick." Offering humor to children in hospitals for serious illnesses brings comfort, joy and relief from isolation and pain.
Our work includes partnerships with several clinics and hospitals including the Mattel UCLA Children's Hospital where we have an ongoing program and in 2014 at Boston's Franciscan Hospital for Children (a Harvard affiliate hospital), and hospitals in Chicago.