As the song goes—“Be a clown, be a clown. All the world loves a clown."
Clowning is serious business at Children’s. Who else can turn a frown upside down? We have professionally trained clowns who are members of the Big Top Alley. No, you just don’t put on makeup and come in; you must graduate from clown school.
We often have requests for clown visits from patients and families. Clowns make rounds several days and evenings each week. Their role is to have fun and bring a smile to all they meet, even to those who may have a little fear. Our clowns are sensitive to you as well.
There is nothing like playing bingo when the clowns are in charge. And there are tricks to see and learn, and most importantly the patients will probably get a sticker and definitely a smile like they have never seen before.
If you have questions regarding the commitment, scheduling or anything else about our program, please contact me:
Special Projects Coordinator
Children’s of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233