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What is the ‘Just Say Hi’ Campaign?

Recently, in accordance with its 60th anniversary, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) launched a new public service campaign called “Just Say Hi.” The campaign focuses on addressing societal uneasiness and awkwardness when having conversations with people with physical and intellectual disabilities. So far, many celebrities, including The Wire actor Jim True-Frost, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King and Shameless actor William H. Macy have released videos in support of the initiative. “We want to share the message that there is nothing difficult about interaction with people with disabilities,” Macy said in his video. “We can all simply start a conversation like we do with everyone — by just saying, ‘Hi.’” Mashable.com reports that 1 billion people worldwide or about 15 percent of the population lives with some form of disability. In America, cerebral palsy affects about 1 in 323 American kids, who may face discrimination when encountering people in the…
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