Saturday, February 21, 2009

1st Global Day to Eradicate the "R" Word, 3.31.09


Click the above picture of Soeren Palumbo to read about the first Global Ban the "R" Word Day which was announced at the Global Youth Rally, one of the non-competition highlights of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Mark your calendars, 31 March 2009 is tagged as the first “Global Day to Eradicate the R-word.” “It’s time to spread the word to end the word,” stated Tim Shriver, son of Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver. I missed celebrity spokesman, John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox from Scrubs) who was slated to talk about 3.31.09 on the TV Guide Network on February 16th. (darn) As I get more details, I'll pass them along. In the meantime, check out Team Larkin or Cathy's page to learn more about the Polar Bear Plunge on March 7th, a fundraiser for Special Olympics.


Also mark your calendars for World Down syndrome Day on March 21, 2009.
Even if you've seen it before, its worth reposting the video of Soeren Palumbo delivering his essay to classmates honoring Olivia, his younger sister with an intellectual disability.
Now go and spread the word!
UPDATES here

6 comments:

Lu (Lucille) said...

Ok, off to post this on my blog too! I hope everyone will do the same! Thanks for posting it!

whatever to us said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I will blog and post up soon. Hope you all are feeling better :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for posting this! I'll have to get it up on my site. When I get it together. Gah!

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this today. It was so timely for a situation that Matt and I encountered on the same day you posted this. It really helped us with our discussion.

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing! An upcoming movie "Miss March" is using the r-word. Hollywood did it again :(

http://www.patriciaebauer.com/2009/03/11/retard-miss-march/

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