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Do you want to know what Ms. Wheelchair Kansas is really about? Check out our former titleholder, Jenny, on the Brett and Sierra Show!

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Searching for Accomplished, Articulate Women to Serve as Contestants, APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Apply to be a contestant!

Nominate a woman of achievement!

We are currently searching for women to participate in our 2015 event to be held March 13-15 in Topeka. Contestants can be nominated by a person or group or can choose to participate in the program.

Are you a woman of achievement who is wheelchair mobile? Would you like to share your voice with the state of Kansas? Then participate in our upcoming event and compete for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2015!

The selected titleholder will have the opportunity to travel throughout the state of Kansas educating various groups about the issues of importance to people with disabilities. She will serve as a role model, share her chosen platform, and interact with the media.

We have extended our application deadline to postmarked by FEBRUARY 9, 2015. Send in your application today!

Your FIRST step... read an encouraging letter from our current titleholder!

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View and print our '15 flyer

Read the full press release

Learn more about this program or about getting involved

Do you believe in the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas mission?
Then partner with us by serving as a sponsor or in kind donor!

The 11th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event is quickly approaching, and we are currently raising funds to hold our 2015 event. We are searching for organizations, companies, or groups who would like to partner with us to celebrate women of achievement in our state. Are you willing to support us in reaching this goal? We would like to see your organization/company as a sponsor for the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program in 2015!

In serving as a sponsor, you will be supporting an important program in our state that focuses on recognizing strong, spirited women who are wheelchair mobile. If your group would like to partner with us in achieving our mission, we have multiple sponsorship levels and benefits to choose from. Just view the sponsorship form below to get started!

We always appreciate in kind donations as well. If you would like to contribute in any way, please Contact Us.

View our Sponsor Letter

View and print our Sponsorship Form

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2014 Selected at 10th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 16, 2014, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Bridgid Schwilling received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 14-16. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Bridgid was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestants Keara Hockman of Wichita and Jessica Soderlund of Oakley were recognized for their accomplishments.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 70 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by each of the three contestants, as well as two on-stage questions. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Pamaline King-Burns of Wichita; a celebration of the 10th anniversary of MWKS; and a farewell from the 2013 MWKS titleholder, Angel Shaver of WaKeeney.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event

Follow Bridgid's year by viewing her blog


Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Through Fundraisers

Pick your
favorite option:

1. Shop Online at!
Have plans to shop online in the coming months? When you shop a variety of popular stores at, a financial portion of your purchases comes to our program. And, if you shop within 45 days of registering, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas gets an extra $5.


2. Raise money by searching the web.
Use iSearchiGive as your search engine and MWKS gets $0.02 per search.


3. Make a direct financial or in kind donation... always an option.



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