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    The Runners Prepare

    The Gonzmart Family Foundation and the Columbia Restaurant Group are involved in a series of charitable events throughout the year. Check out these upcoming events. We’d love for you to join us.

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    It's Kids' Stuff

    Children are at the heart of Richard’s Run for Life, and our events are for the whole family. Special activities are planned for the very young and the young at heart. Your kids will enjoy meeting the people who make up their community.

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    Working Up An Appetite

    Racing under the Richard’s Run for Life flag always means the best of sustenance for body and soul. Local restaurants donate refreshments and delicacies so that 100% of money raised can go to cancer research. Participants literally “run for life.”

Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog
Raises $80,000 for Prostate Cancer Research

Almost 600 participants joined us for first Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk And Jog For Dads at Ulele.

With their help, we raised $80,000 for prostate cancer research at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, who received 100 percent of the proceeds.

Please mark your calendars for June 21, 2015 – Father’s Day next year. We’re planning on making this an annual event.


Andrea’s Sip for Life

Andrea's Sip For Life

More than $50,000 was raised for cancer research at the eighth annual Andrea’s Sip for Life wine dinner. This event began in 2007 in memory of Andrea Dicks Hartley, a young mother and Moffitt patient who lost her battle to sarcoma cancer.

In the eight years of this Tampa wine fundraiser, more than $450,000 has been donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center to further cancer research on Adolescent and Young Adult sarcoma.


When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

- Patanjali

This quote was a great motivator for me and still is. Using my experience as a runner and my desire to find a cure for cancer I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find a cure for cancer. Creating Richard’s Run was a way to fulfill this goal of finding a cure.

- Richard Gonzmart

Richard’s Run for Life
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

The Nov. 7, 2014 Richard’s Run for Life was a huge success. Thank you for your support.

2,000 participants took to the streets of Ybor City in this annual road race to support cancer research. Many more came to lend their support in this important cause.

One hundred percent of every dollar donated and raised will benefit the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program for sarcoma research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt.

See you next year. Please mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race, which is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization — was created by Columbia Restaurant President Richard Gonzmart as a way to combine his love for running with his long-time desire to find a cure for cancer.

Each year the Tampa Bay community gets together to run for life through the streets of Ybor City.

It is hard to believe it's been 14 years since I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to raise funds for research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Many of our lives have been touched by those who have had cancer and I have personally lost family members and dear friends to this horrible disease. My passion to find a cure for cancer is huge and I am motivated to help Moffitt beat this horrible disease.
– Richard Gonzmart