Students push to eradicate hurtful ‘R-word’

March 06, 2015 / by / 1 Comment
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Photos courtesy of Rebekah Dyer

More than 220 students contributed to a paper chain that’s now hanging in the ground floor hallway at the College of Education as part of a national campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Students from GCU’s Best Buddies club coordinated the campus effort around the pledge campaign, which is designed to raise awareness “about the hurtfulness of the R-word,” according to the website r-word.org. Best Buddies focuses on friendship and self-development programs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.




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  1. CHERI BROWN

    I can related to this because my daughter who is 25 years old now had brain cancer when she was 12 years old optic glaucoma she was only suppose to live for 6 months and she is still here we did run for life with Nevada child hood cancer foundation. Plus she has Neurofibromatosis and so does her sister they were also make a wish children

    Mar.09.2015 at 7:41 pm
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