Ladies Who Roll: Win a Trip to Los Angeles to Dance with the Rollettes
By Lisa Wells, Cure Medical
Chicago Abilities Expo attendees and social media fans nationwide have not one but two amazing opportunities to connect with the Rolling Sisterhood being built by the Rollettes dance team. Read on to find out how YOU could win a free trip to the Rollettes Experience International Camp 2018 happening this August in Los Angeles. Be sure to join the Rollettes too in Chicago on June 28-July 1 as they hold a special event at Marionjoy Rehab Hospital before performing at the Abilities Expo!
The Rollettes Have a Mission: Be Boundless
You may recognize the Rollettes from their TV performances and at Abilities Expos nationwide. Did you know, though, that Chelsie Hill founded the Rollettes and the Rollettes Experience to meet other women like her and create friendships?
This is the central goal of their #BeBoundless18 educational platform, and the Rollettes are inviting friends, the community and influencers across the globe to get involved. They hope to make a big splash to inspire and motivate other people who use wheelchairs to Live Independently—whether it's physical, mental or emotional independence.
Giving Back: Rollettes Will Visit Marionjoy Rehab Peer Support Group
One aspect of living independently arrives in a community of friends and loved ones who support your hopes and dreams, as well as offering a hand when you need it. That's why the Rollettes actively work with peer support programs, helping people who are still in the hospital adjusting to life after spinal cord injury.
"In the beginning, I thought, well, when someone breaks a bone, they heal," Hill told the TODAY show about her understanding after her own accident. "It takes a little bit, but they get back to their life. I didn't really understand the extent of what had happened (to me). I knew there was a car accident, and the doctor said, 'You're not going to be able to walk again,' but I didn't know what that meant. I didn't know what the future looked like."
"Of course there are things I miss being able to feel—leaps and kicks and backflips," Hill continued. "But when I'm performing, I still feel the same rush that I used to. And when I go on stage, I don't feel my chair. I don't feel different. I'm just dancing, and that's where my heart is."
Join Rollettes team members Chelsie Hill and Steph Aiello, along with Cure Medical Advocate Chris Collin, as they present at the Lives in Motion Peer Support group event on Thursday, June 28, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
The event will take place at the Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital campus in Wheaton, IL, as Chelsie, Steph and Chris share their personal stories of trials and triumphs, followed by meeting one-on-one with attendees.
The Rollettes Dance Experience: You Can Take Part, Too
Next, at the Chicago Abilities Expo, the Rollettes will deliver their high-energy dance performances each day of the Expo at 2:00 p.m. The Rollettes perform unique and captivating routines as well as sharing their stories of adversity and how, through determination and high spirits, they've gone on with their lives to fulfill their dreams to dance. Whether you just come to watch or decide to get in on the fun yourself, it's an experience you won't want to miss.
Register here for complimentary admission to the Chicago Abilities Expo for the Rollettes Dance Experience.
Join the Rollettes Experience International Camp in Los Angeles
Would you like to win a free trip to the Rollettes Experience International Camp 2018, happening August 16-18, 2018 in Los Angeles? Cure Medical is helping one lucky winner to attend their annual event with a free pass as well as airfare and hotel.
The Rollettes will host an intensive dance experience, along with their Be Boundless Summit, bringing together people from all over the globe. Open to all ages and abilities, we welcome you to partake in this life-changing bundle of moments, regardless of dance background.
The team is excited to welcome women and kids attending from eight different countries at this year's Experience, and they would love to meet you there too!
The Rollettes Experience encompasses the team's mission to create a community that redefines what it means to be strong, female and resilient. When you attend, you're able be a part of that movement, creating lasting friendships and learning more about yourself in the process.
See you in Chicago at the Cure Medical Booth!
When you're cruising around the show, be sure to stop by the Cure Medical booth #810 to enter the Rollettes Experience International Camp 2018 contest and meet Cure Advocate Chris Collins! While you're there, you can browse the line of Cure catheters (not made with DEHP, BPA or Latex) and request a sample; and don't forget to ask about the Cure Commitment. Founded by a quadriplegic, Cure Medical donates 10% of net income to medical research in pursuit of a cure for paralysis. Learn more at www.curemedical.com.
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