About the Mother-Son Dance
The Mother-Son dance for Ocala/Marion County was started in 2010 by Alicia Mantz as a fundraiser for a rare medical condition her daughter has called Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS). At the same time, she saw the excitement from all the girls attending the Father-Daughter dance every February. The idea of starting a Mother-Son dance as a fundraiser was then born.
Originally started as a fundraiser to support OMS research at Boston Children’s Hospital, in 2016 the dance was changed to now support Grace Christian School of Ocala, another not for profit close to her heart. All three of her children attend GCS. This decision was made because the Mother-Son dance has become a popular local community event. Many businesses that support local events also wish for the event to support a local organization. In order to allow the Mother-Son dance to continue to grow, the decision was made to change to a local not for profit. Alicia and her family still support OMS research in Boston but are also exploring other ways of raising funds for it.
Grace Christian School of Ocala
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