E.G.G.S. Report – European Gesundheit Group Supporters

The first European symposium of clown volunteers from all around Europe recently ended, bringing together our clown tribe, the E.G.G.S – European Gesundheit Group Supporters. We met in Cerro Veronese, Verona, Italy, from July 18th to July 21st, 2019. With…

Maria’s Children’s Summer Camp Report

Maria’s Children’s Summer Camp – Uchma , Volga River July – August 2019. From 22 July to 6 August we attended the Summer Camp near the small village of Uchma on the Volga River, designed by Maria’s Children, a humanitarian…

Get to know Ginevra

Hi friends—this is me, Ginevra Sanguigno, of the workshop “The Laughing Body the Art of Care”. Patch Adams has asked me to tell you a little about myself, and why I created this workshop. Years ago, I first visited the…

Get to know Dario

Dear you, who is reading this article, My name is Dario and I’m the coordinator of Clowning & Caring in Costa Rica. But only 10 years ago I had never clowned before in my life!  It was August 2009, I was about…

2019 Morocco Report

Patch Adams led another amazing humanitarian trip to Morocco from March 27-April 4. This third annual tour included over 15 clowns from the USA, Italy, Russia, Germany and Japan. Moroccan friends of Gesundheit Foundation helped coordinate and participated along with their family members…

Spring Clown Trip to Guatemala

Our bonds are growing stronger, our children are growing up together in a team where care, love, and attention CAN and DO shape the physical reality of an environment for a moment, or a week, or change the course of…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My first introduction to the United States came shortly after I moved to Virginia, from an army base in Germany. Everyone in the army was like family, brothers in arms, they would say. While I was living in Virginia, I…

An Evening of Fun and Performance, for Compassionate Healthcare

What’s your love strategy? Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018 | Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Where is the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center?? 202 S Broadway Ave Ste 1, Urbana, Illinois 61801 Hi friends—we’re packing baskets with intriguing goodies that will be part of…

Patch Adams Talks About his Love of Books!

 Wowie! I could go on forever about my love of books! The house is filled with books, and it’s a fraction of what’s waiting in West Virginia. If there is any topic you are curious about, I’m sure there…

2018 Laughing Body Report

The summer workshop “The Laughing Body: The Art of Care” ends in the wild care of the forests of West Virginia Since 2011, our friends Ginevra and Italo (Clown One Italia) and Mariko (Clown One Japan) meet in West Virginia…

2018 Morocco Report

Our third visit to Morocco was wonderful. We had a group of nearly 50 clowns and were welcomed warmly both by our hosts in Morocco and the Moroccan people. From the medinas in Marrakech to the coasts in Casablanca we…

2018 Guatemala Report

Greetings Gesundheit! Family! MamaCha here. We have just returned from our annual Alternative Spring Break Visit to Guatemala City—it was our 9th year there! It was very special for me, as I have been visiting for most of these 9…

Visiting Beslan, Russia with Maria’s Children

I just returned from my first week-long Clown Trip with Maria Eliseeva (of Maria’s Children) to the town of Beslan in Russia. In 2004, a group of rebels entered a school in Beslan, and held the school hostage 2 days….

Spring Equinox on the land!

Hello friends and happy Spring Equinox! The prospect of spring has us all giddy, although we’re currently looking out the window at a beautiful snow covered landscape. We are grateful for this heavy influx of snow and all that it…

On the Intelligence of Love

I, Dr. Patch Adams, believe LOVE is an intelligence. Unlike other types of types of intelligence, love is not taught in schools. Shockingly, the intelligence of love is not taught in public schools anywhere in the world. In my work…

A Frosty, Frozen Winter On the Land

  Greetings from the Gesundheit family in West Virginia! It has been a frosty, frozen winter so far and we have been enjoying our seasonal hibernation. The holiday season was full of love, excitement, and merriment.  We welcome the return…

2017 Year End Report

  Dear friends – As 2017 closes I’ve never felt so enchanted by this life in change. Never in my life has there been a louder song for change; a song where all people in the world, and all of…

2017 Russia Report

The 33rd Annual Russia Clown Tour was wonderful. Over 23 clowns from 10 different countries were joined with Russian clowns from Maria’s Children, we all came together to spread love, joy and kindness.   We spent one week in Moscow and one…

On the Land at Gesundheit!

Hello! Welcome to our first ever post where we will hold space each month to discuss events and happenings on the land at Gesundheit! Institute here in the beautiful hills of Hillsboro, West Virginia. Let’s start by introducing our little…

Why I’m an Activist

When I see all the heartbreak around the world, I am reminded why I chose to be an activist in the first place. After three hospitalizations in one year due to attempting suicide, I told myself, ‘you don’t kill yourself, you make…

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