Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine
This could be one of our favorite "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" stories…. literally.
Back in 1999, Saranne Rothberg, a New York City actor, received a cancer diagnosis and began a difficult regimen of therapy. Rather than being dragged down by sadness, Saranne tapped into the healing powers of humor. Once she began feeling better, she realized it could work for others, too, and the idea for Comedy Cures was born.
"Comedy Cures started from my chemo chair and I thought it sounds very isolating," she reflected. "I thought if this is my life, why do I have to go through it like that, why don't I just do what I normally do in my life and throw a party. So I threw a Chemo Comedy party which was really just a celebration of my life."
This original party became the model for non-profit Comedy Cures sponsored evenings where comedians come together to entertain those living with illness and those who care for them. The events provide people who are living with illness, depression, trauma and disabilities the opportunity to bring a little joy and laughter into each day.
Through large and small scale therapeutic comedy programs, Comedy Cures entertains and educates about the power of a comic perspective and the benefits of laughter and positive emotions on the body, mind and spirit.
Watch and hear from Saranne and others about how they have connected with more than 1 million people at more than 1,000 worldwide live events to help spread some positivity. Laughter truly is great medicine.
Learn more at: https://comedycures.org/
Find out about Saranne's role in the Radical Remission Docuseries at: https://www.discover.hayhouse.com/rad...
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