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On March 1st, 2017 we will kick off our annual Spread the Word to End the Word awareness day!


The “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and Special Olympics supporters to raise the consciousness of society and the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge respect to everyone. The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at in order to promote respect, the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Click here to view all resources and tools to host your own R-Word Rally in your community
  • We want to know about your R-Word Rally! If you host a local rally, please send your story in to your Sports and Program Manager.
  • You may get your merchandise online at RWordStore. If you are in need of any bracelets or R-Word Pledge cards, please contact your Sports and Program Manager to be delivered.


For more information, please contact your Sports and Program Manager