Thank you, runners and walkers!
Our third annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog is in the books.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Father’s Day.
We won’t know exactly how much money we raised at this year’s event until we account for the day-of registrations, but it’s significant. As always, we pay 100 percent of the event costs so that 100 percent of the revenues go to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. You’re making a difference in the fight against cancer.
Please mark your calendars for Father’s Day, June 18, for the 2017 event.
See you then. We appreciate your support.
“Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” was created by fourth generation co-owner and Columbia Restaurant Group President Richard Gonzmart. His goal is to raise awareness of the disease and the need for testing, as well as to help fund prostate cancer research.
Richard Gonzmart with Doug Federman at Richard's Father's Day Family Walk/Jog. The money is earmarked for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt. According to the American Cancer Society, one man out of six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one of 35 will die every year. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, second only to lung cancer.
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.
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