There’s a wealth of medical evidence that humour, fun and laughter helps people to heal, prevents illness, and improves the workplace culture. So we salute the efforts of Comedy Cures
Here’s what they say on their website:
Through private and corporate donations, and the goodwill and humor of the comedy industry, it is our mission to entertain and educate kids and grown-ups living with illness, their families, and medical caregivers about the benefits of laughter and a comic perspective on the mind, body, and spirit.
The ComedyCures Vision
Through our innovative, joy-filled programs and live-events, ComedyCures provides people living with illness the opportunity to integrate joy and laughter into each day.
Giving the gift of laughter is good for the mind, body and spirit. Yes, there’s lots of research about the effects of humor, positive thinking, and helping people cope with stress, anxiety, illness and depression. Laughing just feels good. Here are some ways to invigorate the day with the recommended 100 laughs.
-Create a personalized wellness jokebook for them to keep by their bedside.
-Become a “humor buddy“. Make an appointment to laugh everyday, either over the phone or – better yet – in person.
-Watch funny movies together, or read funny books. Here’s our recommended laughing list to get you started.
-Make a donation in their honor. You’ll both feel better knowing you’re spreading the joy!
-Have a laughter party.