It's been scientifically proven that laughter is both preventive and therapeutic.

LaughFest is providing an opportunity for people to learn this first hand with a class called "Laughing Yoga." It involves some individually focussed laugher experiences, and then it moves out a little broader into engaging people.

The body can't tell the difference between fake laughter and genuine laughter, so it gets the same benefit by the experience either way.

"Laughter makes people feel better," said Angela Essick Dykes, who is a certified laughter yoga teacher. "Even if it's just fake laughing, because you're getting more oxygen in and oxygen is good. Cancer cells can't thrive or survive in an oxygen-rich environment.

"More oxygen [taken in to the body] means more wellness."

Laughter Yoga is happening most days during LaughFest. To find out where and when the hour-long classes are being held, click HERE.