Los Angeles Wheelchair Wash Festival in Celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month this Sunday

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Sunday October 23rd is the 13th Annual Familia Unida Wheelchair Wash Festival in celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month, thousands in attendance every year get their wheelchairs washed, waxed, and tuned up. Admission is Free.

Hundreds of volunteers are in attendance washing wheelchairs and providing additional services at no costs such as haircuts, manicures, makeovers, massages, children's activities, community resources, and much more!

The Familia Unida 13th annual Wheelchair Wash Festival takes place this Sunday at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. Festivities kick off with a red carpet ceremony beginning at 10am in celebration of national disabilities awareness month. Admission is free and includes lunch. Come get your wheelchair washed, waxed, and tuned up. Hundreds of volunteers are in attendance washing wheelchairs and providing additional services at no costs such as haircuts, manicures, makeovers, massages, children's activities, community resources, and much more! Live entertainment features performers celebrating life through music and dance.

Special guest performance at 12:00pm by Limitless a group of no boundaries showcasing talented dancers.
Limitless Dance Group embraces individuals of all backgrounds and abilities and enable opportunities to create beautiful things together. The mission and vision of Limitless is about empowerment, integration, and imagination. Familia Unida is excited for the opportunity showcase Limitless on the main stage this Sunday.

Familia Unida will release 20 doves during the opening ceremony to commemorate the 20th year anniversary of the non-profit agency the hosts the annual event. The hallmark organization will also pay tribute the community served and bring awareness to disabilities month.

Wheelchair Wash Festival - Hosted by Familia Unida
When: Sunday - October 23 2016
Admission: FREE
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: East LA Civic Center
4801 East 3rd St. 90022
323-418-2667

History of the Wheelchair Wash

Wheelchair Wash Festival was created 13 years ago by Non-profit organization Familia Unida with 25 wheelchairs washed, today thousands come every year making this annual event one you can't miss. Irma Resendez, Founder of Familia Unida, was embedded to use a scooter after a sudden diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis otherwise known as MS. Irma began to notice that some of her friends wheelchairs needed a detailed cleaning. Through her experience, Irma realized that the disease progression included visual impairments. Some people did not know how dirty their wheelchairs were for lack of vision. Others had difficulty maintaining their wheelchairs due to immobility, impaired limbs, lack of agility from the illness and/or further limitations. Today, miraculously Irma is walking without leg braces or use of a scooter. She is forever grateful for the ability to share love with family, friends, and the community. Irma chooses to live and remind everyone that we all deserve happiness and to never give up. She vows to spread love through events like Wheelchair Wash Festival, because she truly believes miracles happen all around us.

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