What We're all about
Just For The Smiles was created by former Los Angeles stand-up comedian and music enthusiast Evan Gordon who believes that laughter and music are the best medicine. Through the years of his comedy career, he was able to see the power of laughter and what it could do for people. He took his comedy experience and put it to the test by going to numerous medical facilities and performing for its patients. For many patients, doctors saw their health improve through this approach of bringing patients together for the simple joy of laughter.
With music, there is always a genre of that anybody can enjoy and to some, music is medicine to the soul. To quote the great Bob Marley he stated “one good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain”.
Patch Adams believed that laughter, music, and creativity are an integral part of the healing process. He dedicated over 40 years to this particular approach and through his method he was able to touch the lives of tens of thousands of medical patients. Today one of these approaches is called laugh therapy, or humor therapy. It is the use of humor to promote overall health and wellness. It aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. According to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, laughter is a natural medicine. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered. We have a goal to help as many under-served adults and children as we can by using that same Patch Adams approach of laughter, music, and creativity.
Whether it's comedy, music, magic, or other forms of entertainment, Just For The Smiles will always find ways to make people smile and be happy again. Just For The Smiles is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and until the accreditation process is complete, we will still be providing its services to those in need.