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A dance therapy exercise, Zumba®-inspired program for the Special Needs Community A 501(c) (3) organization: Taxpayer I.D
Founded to honor the memory of a special son with special needs… Juan Carlos Garces
…who left his mom with a vision.
Inspired by the memory of her own mom, Luisa, whose life was affected every day by Parkinson’s Disease, and the example of her sister, Nailet, who has lived with Cerebral Palsy all her life…
Juan Carlos Organization is dedicated to providing the citizens of the special needs community with an exercise program tailored to their needs.
For those living with Parkinson’s Disease…
For those living with physical or developmental disabilities…
At all Juan Carlos Organization classes, people of all ages and abilities are invited to join in the spirit of joyful movement.
How did Juan Carlos Organization get started? In spring 2012, Lisbeth Garces recruited a Board of Directors who believed in her vision. Together, they planned the program and gained approval for its non-profit status from the federal and state governments by September 2012.
Zumba® (Inclusive!): What Is It? People of all abilities are invited to join together in modified Zumba® routines that are joyful and lively, yet gentle enough so that each person can participate at his/her own speed and level of comfort. Combinations of fast and slow dance movements strengthen the body in a safe, supportive atmosphere. The classes provide all participants - including those with mobility challenges and in wheelchairs - with physical and mental challenges and the opportunity to build social skills.
Juan Carlos sponsored classes Spring 2014
Aqua Zumba® at Penisnsula YMCA March 4, 2014
San Diego Indoor Sports Club, Feb 20, 2014
Challenged Athletes Foundation Jan 29, 2014
Dec 14, 2013 Zumbathon® for Juan Carlos Organization
Centro Cultural de La Raza Oct 24, 2013
Malcolm X Library Oct 11, 2013
Penisnsula YMCA June 25, 2010
How are the classes of Juan Carlos Organization funded? Through contributions of $2 per class from those who can afford to pay. Through donations from individuals who believe in the mission of serving the special needs community with a program of exercise tailored to people with all kinds of disabilities and mobility challenges.
How can you support the Juan Carlos Organization program? Your tax-deductible contributions are invited and appreciated. The Board of Directors of Juan Carlos Organization invites interest from volunteers skilled in seeking grants.
“ “ By helping someone today, you may also be helping yourself.”