Doctor, clown and social activist Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams will pay a house call to the Finger Lakes area, sponsored by the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Adams will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Smith Opera House on Seneca Street in Geneva. The event is sponsored by the Make-A-Wish club at Hobart and William Smith and the HWS student governments.
All tickets are available only through the Smith Opera House. The Smith Opera box office may be contacted at 781-LIVE or toll free at 1 (866) 355-5483. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children under 15 and senior citizens.
Adams has worked for more than 30 years to change America’s health care system, which he calls “expensive and elitist.” He is the founder and director of the Gesundheit Institute, a free health facility located in Arlington, Va. More than 15,000 people have received free medical care at the institute.
Students active in Hobart and William Smith’s Make-A-Wish club invited Adams to campus after deciding he would bring a fitting message of hope, strength and joy to the community. The students work with the national Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.