Carnitas’ Snack Shack Hosting 1st Annual Strong Will Foundation Fundraiser

June 20, 2013

Tues July 9 — Join friends and neighbors celebrating the recovery efforts of Will Barton at Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park.
Will was nearly fatally shot while walking home from his restaurant job in Hillcrest last fall.

Will, center, with mother Marie, right, and stepfather RT Lonsdale, left.

Recovering from traumatic brain injuries and major physical gunshot wounds, his recovery efforts are quite complicated. Will’s attitude is positive; his challenges sometimes overwhelming, but the promise is great. Learning to walk, painting in the studio, and regaining independence are his family’s goals.

Will has recently moved home after spending months in a variety of medical facilities, and is happy to be once again living with his family. He is beginning to stand and walk on his own, paint with his hands and mouth, play harmonica, and is planning his travels moving forward.

This event will help provide Will’s family with the assistance needed for his rehabilitation. Thankfully, his progress is truly inevitable, and your attendance will directly impact his recovery.

This event features great local food, drink and art, including new works by Will Barton himself. Food and beverages will be provided by Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Barrio Star, Alchemy, Cups Catering, Andrea’s Truffles, and more.

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“Thanks in advance to everyone for your support for our family!”

— Marie, RT and Will

1st Annual Strong Will Foundation Fundraiser
3pm-9pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Hosted by Carnitas’ Snack Shack
2632 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

Event tickets can be purchased for $45 per person at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door.

Anyone who wishes to make monetary donations can send them to:
The Friends of Will Barton Fund
Chase Bank
1740 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106

This event is made possible by The Front Burner Fund, and by donations in-kind by Alchemy, Andrea’s TrufflesBarrio Star, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Cups Catering, and others.

About The Front Burner Fund
Founded in 2012 by four San Diego culinary leaders, The Front Burner Fund is a 501c-3 charity committed to raising funds to assist back-of-house restaurant staff with health costs and emergency medical needs. Local chefs and back of house staff can apply for a grant by writing a letter detailing their reason of need to Ron Troyano or Julie Darling.