Friday, August 20, 2021

#CAM2021 Is Just Around The Corner, Press Release Inside

Craniofacial Acceptance Month is just around the corner. We look forward to spreading the message of acceptance with the world each September. Please celebrate with us by contacting your local media (TV, Radio, newspaper, magazine, etc.) to share your story with the world. You can use this press release to get their attention. You can find a pdf version on our website at While you're there, discover others ways to raise acceptance and our theme "I Accept Me, I Accept You," our program for social media, and see if there is a picnic near you. 

August 14, 2021
Erica Klauber
Children’s Craniofacial Association (214) 570-9099 [email protected]

Help Kids with Facial Differences Highlight Self-Acceptance and Embrace Differences this September

Dallas, TX -- Children's Craniofacial Association celebrates its 17th Annual Craniofacial Acceptance Month this September! This year, our theme is “I Accept Me; I Accept You,” which we hope raises awareness about the universal need for both self-acceptance and embracing others’ differences. This is important to us because we represent and serve children and adults with facial differences.

CCA hopes that you can help our kids spread these messages to a wider audience -- from the playground to the airwaves! We believe that sharing the story behind our differences is the first step toward acceptance and building empathy for one another.

We want to end discrimination and bullying based on visible differences through storytelling. We believe that facial equality is a human rights issue, akin to protecting the rights of people of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, and disabilities. We hope to accomplish this by embracing the concept, stated so well by one of our parents, Stephanie Cooper, “more shares leads to fewer stares.” To that end, please help us this month by setting aside a segment on your local radio or television news program for a story about a local child or adult with a facial difference. We can help connect you with a CCA speaker near you! Anyone who has ever been bullied or teased can find an empathetic a support network via CCA Kids.

To help spread information and acceptance, CCA offers teachers and educators free curriculum with stories about children with facial differences, interactive lesson plans that foster tolerance, conflict resolution, and social and emotional learning, and classroom speakers via our #ChooseKind initiative. Teachers or parents can request these materials and/or speakers online at our website, and requests are filled weekly. In additional to lesson plans and activities that educate others about differences, we also offer free copies of the book Wonder, to educators in grades 5-8. You can access these resources at: To date, we have donated over 15,000 books to students across the country.

About Our Organization: Children's Craniofacial Association, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas, and founded in 1989. We serve over 20,000 families per year and an additional 10,000 unaffected students in schools across the country. CCA's mission is empowering and giving hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. CCA envisions a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look. To learn more, visit

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