Pageant for Individuals with Special NeedsSeptember 1st 2017 at 7:30 pm
“I Am Beautiful” is pageant for boys and girls that have had a harder time in life but it’s their time now to shine and show the world just how beautiful they are.
This pageant is a fundraiser for the Best Buddies Tennessee Memphis chapter. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities often have great difficulty in making friends, leading to a life of loneliness and isolation in the communities in which they live.
Best Buddies alters that path by serving as a lifeline of joy and fulfillment through one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers. The effects of these friendships are innumerable-whether it’s first time experiences with a friend like going to the movies and celebrating a birthday, or improving communication skills, securing a successful job, or learning to ride a bike, the impact is undeniable.
Best Buddies is shaping our communities, changing attitudes, and creating a powerful movement towards the acceptance and inclusion of those with differences.