Go!Fest Chattanooga October 6

Jean-Marie will be attending Go!Fest on October 6, 2012 at the Chattanooga Zoo. Please come out and show your support for Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee. If you are interested in becoming a contestant, volunteer, or sponsor, or if you want to learn more about our program, stop by our booth. Go!Fest starts at 10AM and ends at 3PM.

Animal attractions and interactions abound, but breaking boundaries and increasing disability awareness are at the heart of Go!Fest, which also will showcase activities, entertainment and information from various social service agencies and other civic-minded groups, businesses and institutions.

 

Go!Fest is part of an initiative created to help make Chattanooga more accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability.

 

For more information visit www.gofestchattanooga.org.

Ms. Wheelchair America to make first stop in Nashville

Ms. Wheelchair America 2013, Mariah Kilbourne, from Texas, will be making Tennessee her first out of State trip as Ms. Wheelchair America. She will be in Nashville on September 26, 2012 to spread her platform “Be Inclined for Inclusion”.

While in Nashville, Mariah will visit with Ms. Wheelchair America (and Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee) sponsor Permobil. She will visit the Creative Expressions Art Exhibit at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and give a speech at the School of Occupational Therapy of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University.

Click the image to learn more about her speech at the School of Occupational Therapy of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University. She will be speaking at 4 PM in the Neely Black and White Room. For more information, contact Dr. Scott McPhee 615-460-6705 or scott.mcphee@belmont.edu.

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Attends Nationals to Promote Advocacy and Awareness

(August 16th, 2012) – Jean-Marie Lawrence of Chattanooga, current crowned Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, traveled to Rhode Island in recent weeks to vie for the title in the Ms. Wheelchair America 2013 Pageant. Events kicked off August 6th and ran until the 12th in Providence, with Massachusetts co-hosting. This yearly competition was created to help select those who are accomplished and articulate enough to be representatives for the disabled community across the nation with the intent of promoting advocacy and spreading awareness.

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