University of Rochester

EVENT: A talk by the real Patch Adams, M.D., in the continuing Neilly Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Hubbell Auditorium of Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 20, 2006

Hunter "Patch" Adams, the real person behind the hit movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, is a physician and professional clown. He is the founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, a holistic health facility that relies on laughter and humor as an essential part of the healing process. Adams travels the world spreading his humor and therapy, including visits to prisons and war zones. He believes that being happy is "the most important health factor in your life."

His talk is part of the Neilly Series, now in its sixth year, which is supported by a major gift from University alumnus Andrew H. Neilly and his wife, Janet Dayton Neilly. It is produced by the River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester. This event is co-sponsored with Wilson Commons Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board.

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