Wellbeing through laughter, Switzerland

Bata is a partner of the Theodora Foundation in Switzerland, which organizes and funds visits from professional artists to hospitals. These brightly dressed “Giggle Doctors” use the universal language of laughter to ease the pain and loneliness of sick children. Whether through magic, mime, or music, the Giggle Doctors work with doctors and nurses to support each child individually and help him or her overcome the emotional experience of being in unfamiliar and often frightening surroundings. The Foundation also helps artists visit special care centers regularly for children with disabilities.

Every week, more than 84 artists visit 64 hospitals and specialty care centers around the world to offer joyful moments to young people.


Hospitals and specialty care centers visited


Children reached