How Laughter Helps with Cancer


(2015 SCMP Hongkong newspaper article)

I was happy to read the story about Laughter Yoga (Hong Kong companies turn to Laughter Yoga to soothe stressed workers – May 8.

More laughter is needed.

Laughter Yoga is one of the popular therapies in the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Wellness and Holistic Health Care programmes for people touched by cancer.

It also include deep relaxation and breathing; yoga; and meditation.  All these uplift body, mind and spirit and help ease pain, fatigue and stress.

Positive thinking is vital in cultivating inner strength and confidence.

At our Celebration of Life event on Sunday May 17 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium which was to celebrate and commend the courage of those touched by cancer, we held a laughter yoga session.  Participants included our dedicated volunteers, cancer survivor self-help groups, professional advisers and donors.

Laughter is a positive energy that we all have.  Let’s spread it and laugh every day.

Sally Lo, Founder and Chief Executive, Hong Kong Cancer Fund