The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU) is a community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus, a not-for-profit performing arts organization presenting the finest classical circus in America.
Using juggling, mime, magic,and music, the CCU's specially trained "doctors of delight" bring the joy and excitment of classical circus to the bedsides of hospitalized children three days a week, 50 weeks a year. The CCU makes "clown rounds," a parody of medical rounds where humor is the chief treatment. The clown doctors are professional performers who work one on one with hospitalized children, their parents, and hospital staff to ease the stress of serious illness by reintroducing laughter and fun as natural parts of life.
The Big Apple Clown Care Unit is supported by our host hospitals and by generous gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
The Atlanta team started in September of 2000 on both the Egelston and Scottish Rite campuses. our voice mailboxes are: 2591 at Egelston , 6591 at Scottish Rite.
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