DR Stumblemore Hospital Caring Clown

Honoring Bumper "T"


As Bumper “T” Clown, George Edwards (shown here on the right, with DR StumbleMore) was a leader in caring clowning for the past 30 years. He was the founder of Bumper T Caring Clowns, Inc., a not for profit organization that currently is composed of more than 150 caring clowns serving facilities across the country.

George Edwards died May 26, 2011.

He was cited for “Distinguished Service on the World Clown Association’s Caring Clown Committee and for bringing smiles to a world in need” in a proclamation signed by two past presidents of the World Clown Association, Aurora “BeBop” Krause and Dr. Richard Snowberg.

In 2008, the Bumper “T” Caring Clowns were given the “Governor’s Award” for the most innovative volunteer program in the state of New Jersey.

In 1999, he received the “Klowniterian of the Year Award” (Clown of the Year) from the Mid-Atlantic Clown Association for giving a helping hand over the years to anyone who needed it. In October of 2004, Bumper “T” Clown was honored by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International by being named a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given to further the understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. Bumpers home and support base was n the Cooper Health System in Camden, New Jersey.

 Bumper was a very strong influence and inspiration to my Hospital Caring Clowning and I really miss him.




In today's healthcare environment, we need more "doctors" like him. I can't imagine us without a Dr. Stumblemore. Kudos to all of the Bumper T Caring Clowns for the important work you do.

Whidbey General Hospital is blessed to have the devoted attentions of a wonderful Bumper T.-trained Caring Clown, Dr. Stumblemore (aka Blake Thomson). Dr Stumblemore can routinely be seen in the halls of our hospital, making patients smile and lifting the spirits of staff.

From handing out smiles to checking funny bones and giving out "staff meds", Dr. Stumblemore's presence is felt by the entire organization from the patient bedside to the administrative suite. In today's healthcare environment, we need more "doctors" like him.