Upcoming Clown Trips!

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Formed in 2006, Gesundheit Global Outreach (GGO) encompasses clowning missions, humanitarian aid, building projects and community development around the world.

14th Annual Belén Festival

August 9-18, 2019 | Iquitos, Peru

Clowns from around the world return to Iquitos, Peru, near the headwaters of the Amazon River for the Belén Festival, an intensive experience in collaborative grassroots community activism. This year we will continue building on the work of previous years: murals, workshops, promotion of community health and, of course, clowning.

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35th Annual Russia Clown Tour

November 9th – 23rd, 2019 | Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia

Gesundheit! Institute Global Outreach is pleased to invite you to join 35th Annual Russia Clown Tour with Patch Adams.  This two-week adventure will take you to Moscow and St. Petersburg to clown in hospitals, orphanages, nursing homes, and everywhere else we go. No experience required!

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Upcoming Educational Courses!

We invite you to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one.

 

Hands on Hemp Planting Workshop

June 8 – 15, 2019 | Hillsboro, WV

We grew one acre of hemp here at Gesundheit last year and it was a great success! We now want to teach others about hemp cultivation. This will be a hands-on weeklong workshop learning the process of planting hemp by actually doing it.

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Desire & Design: Construct Your Humanism

July 7 – 27, 2019 | Hillsboro, WV

Join us for three weeks in West Virginia where we’ll offer starting concepts, experiential exercises, community living, creative projects, humanitarian clowning, wide-ranging discussions. In these activities we’ll explore humanism as a counter to the de-humanism we find in our current society. How can we counteract the social structures—legal, non-legal, formal, informal—that treat people as something other than people?

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Laughing Body: Art of Care

August 16-23, 2019 | Hillsboro, WV

We invite you to spend a week dedicated to reflection, play, and rediscovering the joyful and creative potential of our body and of our inner Nature (our soul), while basking in the wonderful outdoors of the Gesundheit Institute in beautiful West Virginia.

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[Re-Writing, Re-Righting] Cassandra

Sep 16 – Dec 7, 2019 | Urbana, IL & Hillsboro, WV

School for Designing a Society, Gesundheit Institute, and Dr. Patch Adams are looking for people from all walks of life who will commit–as first priority—to studying, discussing, & collaborating on the changing climate of our globe. This is a project of focussing.

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Practice the Ideas

There are many ways you can get involved in realizing the Gesundheit! mission — contributing to the health of individuals, families, and communities with fun, friendship and the joy of service:

GIVE A DONATION Help build the Patch Adams Teaching Center and Clinic and provide a desirable model for health care. All contributions will go to the Gesundheit Institute and will be used exclusively for the capital campaign.

HOST A FUN-RAISING EVENT to take an active part in the campaign to build the Clinic and Teaching Center.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST for announcements of upcoming events and news.

Cant get away?

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Fun-raiser at Home

For the fun-deficient, or those that can’t get away, we offer some hints and ideas on how to host a Fun-Raiser with your friends! Smiles are contagious. Imagine you are an anti-depressant- being publicly happy and generous of spirit is a public-health action. Fun-raising, for a moment, lifts us a little above this troubled world.

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Upcoming Events!

Every so often Gesundheit helps sponsor & promote events around the world!

 

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