The Ms. Wheelchair NC-America Program Is…

Posted on 12. Dec, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Just Darn Good Information, News

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A division of the Ms. Wheelchair America program, Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina-America is a disability advocacy program which seeks to select the most articulate and accomplished spokeswoman to represent persons with disabilities in the state of North Carolina and at the national level. Candidates are judged on their accomplishments since the onset of their disability, their involvement with their respective communities, their ability to relate to the media and the general public, self-perception and self-projection, poise and personal appearance. Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina-America is a symbol of the dignity and productiveness of people with disabilities. The selected candidate must communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of the disability community to the general public, the business community and the government. Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina-America assumes responsibility for the ongoing effort to eliminate stereotypical and physical barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from assuming their rightful place in society.

I am the State Coordinator for the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina Pageant which is a disability advocacy and activism program that seeks to honor women who utilizes wheelchairs for their mobility for their accomplishments and achievements, since the onset of their disability. I am currently in the planning stages for our next pageant which is going to take place here in Asheville at the Hilton Hotel in Biltmore Park on Saturday March 17, 2018. Contestants must be at least 21 years of age, be a resident of North Carolina for at least 6 months prior to the pageant date, and 100% wheelchair mobile for their community travels. (meaning if you can walk a little bit within the home that’s ok but you have to be dependent on the chair 100% when out and about). I was in hopes that you could pass this information along to consumers that fit this description who might be interested in competing in our pageant. My deadline for all applications is March 1, 2018. I can explain everything in detail to ladies that contact me directly. My email is brandee.ponder@mswheelchairnc.org.

 

Thank you so much for your help!

Sincerely,

 Brandee Ponder

MWNC State Coordinator