Saturday, August 27, 2022

#CAM2022 Craniofacial Acceptance Month Press Release: Share With Your Local Media Outlets

DALLAS, TX – Children's Craniofacial Association celebrates its 18th Annual Craniofacial Acceptance Month this September! We hope the public takes note of this very important month. This year, our theme is “I Am Enough,” which we hope raises awareness about the universal need for self-acceptance and embracing our own differences. This is important to us because we represent and serve children and adults who often face discrimination or are stigmatized because of their facial differences. “I Am Enough” asserts our belief that we do not have to change or alter our appearance to accept who we are,
nor our rightful place in society.

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, allowing us to own the narrative around our visible differences.

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, written by one of our parents, Stephanie Cooper, that “more shares mean 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 kid near you! If you’ve ever been bullied or teased, you can find an empathetic friend and support network via CCA Kids.


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 request our free educational curriculum, free books for students, and additional resources, visit

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