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Take the Pledge and Spread the Word to End the Word!

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The word retarded, the R-word, IGNORES INDIVIDUALITY. The R-word spreads HURT. The R-Word is OFFENSIVE. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 is the annual day of activation to "End the Use of the R-Word." Once again, the Golisano Foundation is asking you to help "Spread the Word to End the R-Word" in the Finger Lakes area.

Please go to www.r-word.org to make a pledge, and to get information and resources on how to Spread the word to end the word! in your school, business or organization. Tell Us about Your Pledge Activities! We'd like to recognize what your organization is doing to spread the word to end the word. To be included email us at info@golisanofoundation.org.

Together we can create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

"Words matter. People don't need to scoff at others to make a point. Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it," says Tim Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics

Thank you in advance for caring and for helping to "Spread the Word to End the R-Word."


March 2012