Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies and our supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Spread the word to END the word! R-Word day will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017. We want YOU to take the pledge in stopping the use of this word.
Today is Spread the Word to End the Word Day! The annual day of awareness to eradicate the use of the R-Word (retard). Across the globe people are posting videos, pictures and blasting on social media why they have taken the pledge. In Louisiana, lots of local celebrities like New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, Tackle Zach Strief and Fullback Jed Collins have already pledged. Have you? Go to www.r-word.org right now!