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Campaign planned to end ‘R’ word

For the fourth year, the Golisano Foundation is challenging the Rochester community to “Spread the Word to End the R-Word.”

The campaign is being held around the national day of awareness on March 5, and asks people to pledge to take a stand against using the R-word, “retard” or “retarded.”

Each year the foundation’s goal is to reach out to more people who can spread the word and pledge to use respectful language that promotes more accepting attitudes for all people including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have unique gifts and talents to share with the world.

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