The Annual Illinois Search Is On For The Most Accomplished And Articulate Spokeswoman For Persons With Disabilities

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Ms. Wheelchair Illinois America, preliminary to the national Ms. Wheelchair America advocacy program, promotes the achievements and the needs of people who utilize wheelchairs for mobility.

The mission of Ms. Wheelchair Illinois America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 52 million Americans living with disabilities. It is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities.

As Ms. Wheelchair Illinois America, the titleholder has numerous duties. These include promoting awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers and informing the able-bodied public of the achievements of the millions of people with disabilities across the state of Illinois. During her year long reign, she will have the opportunity to travel visiting advocacy groups, making public appearances and conducting radio, print ad, and TV interviews. The commitment and personal example of the titleholder serves to further the mission of Ms. Wheelchair Illinois America.

The Ms. Wheelchair Illinois Organization is currently seeking contestants for the 2012 Ms. Wheelchair Illinois America Competition, to be held in Tinley Park on Saturday, March 17th, 2012. If you are a woman, a U.S. citizen between the ages of 21 and 60, utilize a wheelchair for 100% of your community mobility, and have been a resident of Illinois for at least 6 months, you are eligible to enter. Ms. Wheelchair Illinois is a public speaking role, as she will promote awareness and achievements of Illinois residents living with disabilities.

Ms. Wheelchair Illinois, and 30 other state title holders, will go on to compete at the televised 40th national Ms. Wheelchair America competition, to be held August 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island. For applications and further information or to become an official state sponsor, please contact us at

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