It's "Spread the Word" day

Hi PALS Family!

We hope this message finds you well. Tomorrow, March 6, is the fifth annual Spread the Word to End the Word day, and we are more excited than Ryan Herrington at a dance party to get your help in making it our biggest yet. Want to help us raise awareness about the social challenges facing our friends with Down syndrome? Want to make the world a more accepting and inclusive place? Here are a few easy ways to start:

  1. Help us reach your network: Use the Spread the Word badge below as your Facebook profile picture. Don’t worry, you can change it back to that presh selfie after Wednesday. Also, help us by sharing articles and videos about the event with your Facebook friends.
  2. Add your voice to ours: What’s your reason for making the world a more inclusive place? Whether it’s your PALS friend, a family member, a PALS experience or something else, let people know.
  3. Take the pledge: Visit us at and take the pledge yourself. Then encourage your friends to do it.
  4. Get some inspiration from Ryan Herrington, who is speaking out about the R-word in his community, or the incredible self-advocates, John and Sam.

Every summer we talk about PALS having the highest “goodness quotient” in the world. Join us in leveraging that goodness to continue to change the world!

Peace, Love, PALS
Soeren and Timbo
Founders, Spread the Word to End the Word
Commissioners Emeriti, PALS ThunderDome