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Clowns Who Care

The Clowns Who Care are comprised of over 30 select women from our community who dedicate their time to helping others.

They are known and recognized both nationally and locally for their tireless and compassionate efforts for the children of Driscoll Children's Hospital.

You may not recognize Chris Adler, Nelda Martinez, or Mary Ann Sinclair in their clown suits but you will recognize their kindness. These wonderful women have volunteered over 14,000 hours since they began clowning in 1997 at Driscoll Children's Hospital, bringing smiles to faces of the patients, parents and staff.

Local businesses including American Bank have sponsored the toy giveaways to the patients.

You may have seen the Clowns Who Care in an issue of Family Circle Magazine or on the CBS morning show based out of New York, or in the Caller Times, or any local news station.

The Clowns Who Care have received a proclamation from the Mayor of Corpus Christi.

Driscoll Children's Hospital is fortunate to have this amazing group of ladies as part of the Auxiliary for 14 years and counting.

There is no clowning around when it comes to these women with the big shoes!

Members of Clowns Who Care are:

Clown's Who Care
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  • Chris Adler, "Miss Goody Two Shoes"
  • Linda Arnold, "Raggedy Jamie"
  • Mary Campbell, "Miss Fishy"
  • Kathryn Childers, "Sassy Sherriff"
  • Karen Collins, "Shorty Shortstop"
  • Susan Corrigan, "Duffy Golfer"
  • Kyle Cromwell, "Cry Baby"
  • Linda Early, "Dr. Feel Good"
  • Kelly Gilmore, "Awesome Blossum"
  • Julie Guillot , "Chuckleberry the Toothy Fairy"
  • Nancy Harwell, "Monkey Muffin"
  • Galen Hoffstadt, "Scrambled Angel"
  • Keely Hunsaker, "Tricksee"
  • Janet Jones, "Raggedy Jan"
  • Debbi Kelley, "Cha Cha Loca"
  • Iris Lehrman, "Miz Astor Disastor"
  • Nelda Martinez, "Madame Flutterby"
  • Bridget McKeever, "Ya Ya Doodle Dandy"
  • Kimberly Oshman, "Cleocatra"
  • Laurie Plant, "Princess Tina the Ballerina"
  • Mary Lynn Rhodes, "Cappy"
  • Janice Roberts, "Oopsy Daisy"
  • Phyllis Roseman, "Miss Adventure"
  • Cindy Segrest, "Cowgirl Pearl"
  • Mary Anne Sinclair, "Mz. Glamure"
  • Jennifer Susser, "Strawberry Shorty Cake"
  • Linda Strong, "Ha-ha the Merry Mermaid"
  • Kathy Tate, "Miss Prissy"
  • Karen Urban, "Miss Cookie"
  • Stephanie Waterman, "Mz Glitzy"
  • Ricki Whittle, "Izzy the Dizzy Cheerleader"
  • Carole Zanetti, "Ladybug"

Contact Information


For information and suggestions on starting a Clowns Who Care group in your area, contact:

Mary Anne Sinclair, "Mz Glamure" (Click to read a letter from Mz Glamure)
P.O. Box 22
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
or
Driscoll Children's Hospital - Volunteer Department
3533 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411


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Clowns Who Care pose for a memorable photo on one of the patient floors.
It can take up to two hours or more to put on a professional-looking clown face.
Going to clown school and learning the tricks of the trade.
Clowning Around
Make-up Time
Making our patients smile

Giving

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