Welcome to the Juan Carlos Organization, a non-profit organization founded May 4, 2012 by Lisbeth Garces in memory of her son Juan Carlos.
The mission of the Juan Carlos Organization is to stimulate joy, acceptance and achievement for people of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive challenges through guided dance and rhythmic exercise programs.
Juan Carlos Org Lisbeth Garces and the board of directors thank FMW Funksmostwanted for your wonderful music, Maria Costa-Fink for planning such a wonderful event, Zori Tinker LeiLani Vidal Calgaro, Doug Hartley, Eileen Conway, LaDon Jones, for your incredible music, my beautiful wife Stacey Bonitati, volunteers, all the donations and everybody that came to celebrate our 5th year anniversary
Lisbeth Garces started Juan Carlos Organization in memory of her son Juan Carlos, who passed away from Muscular Dystrophy in 1999 at the age of 15.
Ms. Garces' compelling personal journey of how she dealt with her son's illness is the inspiration behind this organization. In spite of her son's physical challenges, she created an active lifestyle that left many memorable moments for the both of them in Juan's all-too-brief-life.
See highlights of her experiences with Juan and hear his voice as he sings karaoke just five months before his passing.
Below are pictures of 4 different classes that meet weekly and are made possible by the hard work of the JCO volunteers, JCO partners, and the generous donations from friends of JCO. Check out the current Classes Calendar.
Juan Carlos Organization's program of classes for San Diegans with movement challenges is funded by contributions from participants and donors. You are invited to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to support this program.
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Copyright© 2013 Juan Carlos Organization. All Rights Reserved. Juan Carlos Organization is a not-for-profit organization. Articles of Incorporation classifying the Juan Carlos Organization as a tax-exempt, non-profit with 501(c)(3) status were approved on May 4th, 2012 by the California Secretary of State, and the organization became IRS approved on September 21, 2012, retroactive to May 4th, 2012. See the IRS Determination Letter.