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Spread the word to end the word rally

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:29:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 06 2013 11:16:48 PM CST

Special Olympics and Easy Lift hosted the annual R-Word campaign, to stop the derogatory use of the word "retard."

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Special Olympics and Easy Lift hosted the annual R-Word campaign, to stop the derogatory use of the word "retard."

Organizers asked people to use the new R word- respect. Wednsday’s event took place at De la Guerra plaza around noon.

Several teen groups also participated including: the Boys and Girls club of Santa Barbara, the Special Olympics Club at Dos Pueblos High School, PathPoint and UC Santa Barbara Best Buddies.

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