Abbey Curran inspired women across the country when she won Miss Iowa 2008 and became the first contestant with a disability to win a title in America. Curran, born with cerebral palsy, has spread the message by creating the “Miss You Can Do It” national non-profit pageant for all women and girls with disabilities and challenges. “Miss You Can Do It” has also been documented by HBO.
Presented by Holland & Knight, other little girls with developmental disabilities such as Abbey’s will be able to shine in their own right at Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale on Nov. 16 at 5:00 p.m. and you’re invited. The “Miss ARC Broward” pageant allows girls with disabilities with a similar experience to “Miss You Can Do It.”
“Our firm strongly supports the empowerment of women of all ages. We hope this event instills strength and confidence in all of its participants, and we look forward to cheering each of them on in November,” said judge and chair of Holland & Knight’s Women’s Initiative, Tammy Knight. The contestants consist of 20 qualifying participants of girls ages 6-17.
This will be ARC Broward’s second annual “Miss ARC Broward,” in which last year’s winner was 16 year old Sabrina London. London, who like Curran has cerebral palsy, is featured in the charity’s events as a spokesperson. Whether they get first place or not, all contestants will be awarded a special award for their participation.
Guests are able to donate snacks, contestant prizes, sponsorships, monetary donations and purchase tickets in which 100 percent of the proceeds go towards ARC Broward programs and the pageant. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by visiting http://www.parkerplayhouse.org.
For further questions and sponsorship, please contact Jessica Kersey, director of development at email@example.com
707 NE 8th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304