16th Annual Wheelchair Wash & Health Festival
Bring your whole family and celebrate Americans Disability Act at the 16th Annual Familia Unida Wheelchair Wash and Health Festival. Angelenos and families from all over SoCal come to enjoy a day of Free Fun every year!
FREE VIP PAMPERING FOR THE DISABLED AND FAMILIES! Wheelchair Wash Health Access Festival will feature FREE washing and tune-ups of Wheelchairs, FREE: Hair Cuts, Manicures, Arts & Crafts, Kids Activities, Live Entertainment, Celebrity Appearances as well as Educational, Employment, Community & Health Resources.
History of the Wheelchair Wash – Hosted by Familia Unida a non-profit organization that just celebrated its 21 years of service. Founder Irma Resendez was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and paralyzed for almost a year. She used an electric wheelchair/scooter and experienced feelings of isolation, prejudice and discrimination resulting from her disability. One of Irma’s dreams was to bring awareness to the fact that people living with a disability have many abilities. Through the non-profit Familia Unida, Irma was able to bring communities together to see for themselves how we are not so different after all. Irma’s vision was to pamper those feeling isolated and alone with a full day of love. Today this annual wheelchair wash is a symbol of celebration and happiness for all!
Familia Unida Mission Statement CONNECT – SHARE – LEARN “To provide unconditional love, hope and support to individuals and families living with MS and disabilities to Maximize the Quality of Life
Location: LA, CA
Address: 4801 East 3rd Street, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90022, USA
Venue: LA Civic Center
Ages: All Ages