Connections: Ending the R-Word

Connections: Ending the R-Word

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Golisano Foundation is challenging the Rochester community to Spread the Word to End the R-Word.â„¢

Ann Costello, Director of the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation; Onolee Stephan, MPH Director of the Community Health Program for Special Olympics, Stephanie Straka, AADMD dental student; and Catherine Lewis, Assistant Director of the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at the University of Rochester join host Evan Dawson to talk about Rochester's efforts in "Ending the R-Word". The campaign, which has become one of the largest in the nation for a single region, is being held around the national Spread the Word to End the Word day of awareness on March 4th. It asks people to pledge to take a stand against using the R-word, "retard" or "retarded." Connections: Ending the R-Word airs Tuesday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5, WEOS-FM 89.5 (Geneva) and online at The program repeats that evening at 9:00 p.m. on AM 1370.

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