Friends of Nancy Barlar met over ice cream earlier this week with the goal of raising money for her medical expenses.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, December 7, 2012
Ice cream and fun were the names of the game on Tuesday night at Cold Stone Creamery in Carrollwood. On Dec. 4, the Ice Cream For A Cause event was held to benefit Nancy Barlar, a Tampa educator battling cancer. "It was an overwhelming success," said Chris Garrido, Nancy's friend who planned the event. About 500 people attended the event, where 3,000 raffle tickets were purchased, Garrido said. At the end of the night, the event raised $2,665.66 for Barlar's medical expenses. Barlar is an educator who has taught music at Sulphur Springs Elementary, before becoming band director at Adams Middle School for 11 years. She also worked as an adjunct professor for Florida College and St. Leo University. Barlar was recently diagnosed with stage 4 …
Attend a fundraiser today from 4p.m.-8p.m. at Cold Stone Creamery in Carrollwood.
Enjoy some creamy cool goodness today, Dec. 4 at Cold Stone Creamery in Carrollwood while helping someone in need at the same time. That is the goal behind a fundraiser being held at the store, located at 13168 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Proceeds raised during the event will go to benefit Nancy Barlar, a Tampa resident battling stage 4 breast cancer. Friend Chris Garrido planned the event. Garrido and Barlar attended King High School together in the early 1990s and were working together on their 20th reunion when Nancy was diagnosed. "After the reunion I thought, 'If we can put these man hours into something as trivial as a reunion, we certainly can organize some events to help Nancy'," Garrido said. The result is the ice cream fundraiser …