Dr Patch Adams is the original clown doctor. You may have seen the 1998 movie 'Patch Adams' starring Robin Williams - well, this man inspired the movie.
Patch orchestrates humanitarian clowning trips across the globe. I have participated two trips (both of which were in Russia). I joined 30 humanitarian clowns from over 10 countries as we visited hospitals, orphanages & homes throughout Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Humanitarian clowning is voluntary, rewarding & a bucket-load of fun. You can join in the fun of by travelling to Russia, Mexico, Guatemala, Morocco, Costa Rica, Peru, Japan & elsewhere (see the possibilities at PatchAdams.Org).