Click Here for Tickets to Join Sarah @ the Fan Cluhouse Party
You are invited to join Sarah & other Fan Clubhouse artists on Friday, June 7th for the Fan Clubhouse party! We're planning a rockin' party to celebrate the 2012 CMA Music Fest and hope you'll make plans to join us for this very special event!
Joining Sarah will be Bryan White, Scarletta and One Night Rodeo. The show will kick off at 10 am with the doors opening at 9. The party will include breakfast, meet and greet, party souvenir and performances from all the artists!
The party will be held at Third and Lindsley - conveniently located in downtown Nashville. Click here to purchase (one ticket takes care of meeting all the artists). Tickets will be $30.
Sarah Sings the National Anthem for the LA Clippers
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Sarah Joins Sir Elton John at his Smash Hits Charity Event
Sarah Marince was honored when asked to sing the National Anthem for Sir Elton John's Smash Hits Charity Event. The annual event was held in Pittsburgh on 10/16 and benefitted the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
“It is always such a pleasure to co-host this wonderful event with my dear friend Billie Jean King,” said Sir Elton John. “I’m so pleased that we will be teaming up with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force to raise awareness about the continuing challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic both locally and nationally and to raise urgently needed dollars for community-based HIV prevention, education, treatment, and care services.
The event wss produced by World TeamTennis in association with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. Smash Hits has raised more than $10.5 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and various local AIDS charities since 1993. This year’s event will benefit EJAF and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. A portion of the funds raised at the pre-match Smash Hits VIP Reception will be specifically targeted for local programs.
Join Sarah in her pledge to "Spread The Word"
Join Sarah as she takes the pledge to Spread The Word To End The Word!
Why "intellectual disability" is replacing "mental retardation"
The R-word, “retard,” is slang for the term mental retardation. Mental retardation was what doctors, psychologists, and other professionals used to describe people with significant intellectual impairment. Today the r-word has become a common word used by society as an insult for someone or something stupid. For example, you might hear someone say, “That is so retarded” or “Don’t be such a retard.” When used in this way, the r-word can apply to anyone or anything, and is not specific to someone with a disability. But, even when the r-word is not said to harm someone with a disability, it is hurtful.
Because of this, Special Olympics, Best Buddies and the greater disability community prefers to focus on people and their gifts and accomplishments, and to dispel negative attitudes and stereotypes. As language has evolved, Special Olympics and Best Buddies have updated their official terminology to use standard, people-first language that is more acceptable to constituents.
Rosa’s Law and Legislature Challenges
On October 5, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama officially signed bill S. 2781 into federal law. Rosa’s Law, which takes its name and inspiration for 9-year-old Rosa Marcellino, removes the terms “mental retardation” and "mentally retarded" from federal health, education and labor policy and replaces them with people first language “individual with an intellectual disability” and “intellectual disability.” The signing of Rosa’s Law is a significant milestone in establishing dignity, inclusion and respect for all people with intellectual disabilities
More on Rosa's Law >
Sarah Marince - Official Music Video - "Can't A Girl Change Her Mind"