Health Care

Laughter League announces program expansion and merger

Laughter League marked its Sweet 16 anniversary on Saturday, December 2. The festive celebration, hosted by board members Rhonda Thompson and Kathy Beazley, was brought together supporters, partners, and friends to toast to the incredible journey of this laughter-filled organization.

Founders Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday took center stage to welcome guests and provide an update on the nonprofit’s growth across the United States. The duo announced a groundbreaking initiative: the launch of the Joy Family. Leveraging their skills in physical comedy and music, this new project aims to bring lightness and laughter to people living with dementia.

Exciting news echoed as it was revealed that in Spring 2024, Humorology Atlanta, HA!, is set to join forces with the Laughter League. The merger promises to amplify the impact of these laughter ambassadors, expanding their reach and influence to bring laughter to even more communities.

Laughter League, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been on a mission to improve the lives of families through the transformational power of laughter for more than two decades. Their impact is far-reaching, touching the lives of more than 100,000 children and families annually through initiatives in pediatric healthcare, schools, libraries, and family-friendly performances.

The organization’s partnerships with esteemed institutions like Bath House Cultural Center, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Big Thought, Moody Fund for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, The Dallas Children’s Theatre, Galleria Dallas, and the Texas Commission on the Arts underscore the widespread recognition and support for their mission.

In the healthcare sector, Laughter League has pioneered professional Healthcare Clown programs at Cook Children’s Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Parkland Burn Unit, Camp John Marc, Seattle Children’s, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Their commitment to spreading joy knows no bounds.

Circo Metropolis, a free neighborhood circus presented by Laughter League, exemplifies their dedication to community engagement. Collaborating with teachers, medical staff, and other theater groups, they discover that the true magic of laughter lies in these partnerships.

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