Special Olympics leads campaign to end the 'r-word'

Special Olympics leads campaign to end the 'r-word'
(Source: R-Word Website)
(Source: R-Word Website)

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - Special Olympics Louisiana is encouraging people to take the pledge to stop using the 'r-word.'

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The nationwide campaign "Spread the Word to End the 'R-word'" is part of an effort to raise awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)."

The campaign will engage schools, organizations and communities to rally together and pledge their support.

Wednesday, March 7 is National Pledge Day. You can participate in the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign by signing the pledge here.

Special Olympics Louisiana has many upcoming events for their athletes. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics.

  • March 24
    Capital Area Unified Bocce
    8:30 a.m. at Istrouma Baptist Church
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • March 27
    Capital area Track and Field Meet
    9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn High School
    Baton Rouge, LA

To volunteer with the Capital Area Special Olympics of Louisiana, email: CASOLouisiana@gmail.com

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